Eldon Wahl was born and raised in eastern Montana. He attended schools in Terry, Montana, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in agriculture from Montana State University at Bozeman. He has farmed and ranched for several years raising dryland grains, cattle, sheep, and quarter horses. For over twenty years, Eldon served as branch manager and appraiser for the Farm Credit System in Plentywood, Montana. He has worked for commercial banks as senior loan officer and appraiser. Prior to retirement from the banking industry, Eldon served as the Branch Manager of Stockman Bank – Hysham, from 2001 thru 2010. Eldon has been a licensed realtor since 1995.