The North Dakota Soybean Growers Association (NDSGA) held officer elections during its recent Board of Directors meeting. NDSGA officers re-elected included President Craig Olson of Colfax, Vice President Ryan Richard of Horace, Secretary Joe Ericson of Wimbledon and Treasurer Eric Broten of Dazey, North Dakota.
During the association’s annual meeting in February, changes to district boundaries were approved. Following those changes, Olson was elected to a 1-year term representing District 1. Josh Gackle of Kulm was elected to a 2-year term representing District 2. Brent Kohls, Mayville, was elected to a 1-year term representing District 3. Broten, was elected to a 2-year term representing District 4. Greg Gussiaas of Carrington was elected to a 3-year term representing District 5. Sam Landman of Northwood was elected to a 2-year term represent District 6. Ryan Pederson of Rolette was elected to a 3-year term representing District 7. The District 8 board seat was not filled and will be appointed by the board.
During the re-organization meeting, Ryan Richard of Horace was appointed to a 1-year term as an at-large director and Matt Swenson of Kindred was appointed to a 3-year term as an at-large director.
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. Ericson is an at-large director. Kasey Bitz, LaMoure, 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.
Following recent elections, the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association officers are Craig Olson, Colfax, president; Ryan Richard, Horace, vice president; Joe Ericson, Wimbledon, secretary; and Eric Broten, Dazey, treasurer.