The North Dakota Soybean Council announced that it has two new board members and recently elected 2021 officers.
JP Lueck of Spiritwood, N.D., was elected to represent the soybean producers of District 6, Stutsman County. Lueck, his father and brother farm north of Spiritwood and grow wheat, corn and soybeans. Lueck is also an engineering services supervisor at Collins Aerospace in Jamestown. In addition to his new term on the NDSC board of directors, he is active in the North Dakota Farmers Union and serves as a township supervisor for Rose Township. Lueck holds a degree in business administration from Jamestown College.
“I am proud to be able to represent Stutsman County’s soybean farmers," Lueck said. "As a fifth-generation farmer, I’m excited to help allocate funding for soybean research, market expansion and also educate consumers about soybeans. I hope the results of this work will help North Dakota farmers to be able to continue to grow soybeans while increasing profitability for generations to come.”
Mike Schlosser, of Edgeley, a soybean producer, was reelected to represent District 3 for LaMoure and Dickey counties. Along with his father, Schlosser grows soybeans, corn and wheat. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in plant protection and crop and weed science. He is active with North Dakota Farmers Union and a member of the American Soybean Association.
Jim Thompson, a soybean farmer from Page, was elected to represent District 4, Cass County.
Chris Brossart, a soybean producer from Wolford, was re-elected to represent District 11 which includes, Divide, Williams, Burke, Renville, Bottineau, Mountrail, Ward, McHenry, Pierce, Rolette, Towner, Ramsey, Benson and Ramsey counties.
During the NDSC board meeting on March 31, executive board officers were elected. Austin Langley of Warwick was re-elected chairman of the board. Langley represents soybean farmers in District 9 which is comprised of Eddy, Foster and Wells counties. He grows soybeans, edible beans, wheat, barley, alfalfa and corn along with his father and uncles on their minimal-till farm. His family also operates a cow/calf operation. Langley holds a degree from North Dakota State University in agricultural economics. He is a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association, Farmers Union, 4-H and active with the Winchester Arms Collectors Association.
“Being re-elected chairman for NDSC is a huge honor, I’m extremely grateful for the confidence that the soybean farmers of North Dakota have given me," Langley said. "After a year of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m very excited to refocus our efforts in promoting our soy industry.”
Rob Rose, soybean producer from Wimbledon, was elected treasurer. Rose represents the soybean producers in District 5, Barnes County. Rose farms with his wife Dawn, and they produce soybeans, corn, wheat, barley and pinto beans on a fifth-generation centennial farm. He is a member of the NDSGA and holds an agricultural economics degree from NDSU.
Mike Langseth of Barney was re-elected secretary. Langseth represents District 1 Richland County soybean producers.