Officer Elections Held

August 20, 2015

New North Dakota Soybean Growers Association officers are Eric Broten, Dazey, treasurer; Ryan Richard, Horace, vice president; Craig Olson, Colfax, president and Luke Kuster, Grand Forks, secretary.

New North Dakota Soybean Growers Association officers are Eric Broten, Dazey, treasurer; Ryan Richard, Horace, vice president; Craig Olson, Colfax, president and Luke Kuster, Grand Forks, secretary.

The North Dakota Soybean Growers Association (NDSGA) held officer elections during its recent Board of Directors meeting. New NDSGA officers included President Craig Olson of Colfax, Vice President Ryan Richard of Horace and Treasurer Eric Broten of Dazey, N.D. Secretary Luke Kuster of Grand Forks was re-elected.

During the association’s annual meeting in February, the following producers were re-elected to serve on the board of directors: District 1, Craig Olson, Colfax and District 3, Ryan Richard, Horace.

During the reorganization meeting, Joe Ericson of Wimbledon was appointed to an at-large position on the board. Aaron Brakke, Oxbow, was re-appointed as the industry representative on the board.

Broten represents District 4 and Kuster represents District 6. Other directors are Kasey Lien of Milnor, District 2; Brent Kohls, Mayville, District 5; David Hartz, Cavalier, District 7; and Dennis Renner, Mandan, District 8. Edwin Erickson, Jr. of Milnor and Monte Peterson of Valley City will continue to serve as the American Soybean Association representatives to provide a voice for North Dakota soybean producers on national farm policy. Jarred Billadeau, Ryder, is the DuPont Young Leader on the board of directors.

The North Dakota Soybean Growers Association is a statewide, not-for-profit, member-driven organization. It conducts legislative activities in Bismarck, N.D., and Washington, D.C., to improve the sustainable prosperity of its members and the entire soybean industry. The North Dakota organization is one of more than 25 affiliated with the American Soybean Association.