Jamestown area men elected to North Dakota Stockmen’s Association offices

The group recently held its convention in Bismarck.

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North Dakota Stockmen’s Association members elected 35-year member and Arnegard, North Dakota, cattleman Jason Leiseth as the organization’s president at the NDSA’s 93rd Annual Convention and Trade Show, “All In,” Sept. 24 in Bismarck.

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Leiseth operates a commercial Red Angus cow-calf operation and raises small grains and hay. Leiseth and his wife Peggy have three children and two grandchildren.

Leiseth has served on the NDSA Resolutions Committee, NDSA Brand Board and the NDSA Feeding and Marketing Committee and was a District 5 director and vice president before assuming the NDSA’s top post.

Among those elected to office was Bryan Ressler of Cooperstown, to his first four-year term in District 1. Ressler is a partner in Ressler Land and Cattle. Together with his brother Mark, they run a medium-sized herd of registered Red Angus cows and sell coming 2-year-old bulls in their annual production sale. Along with the registered cattle, he also maintains a commercial SimAngus cow-calf operation with his father. He has a farming operation and raises wheat, corn and soybeans. He and his wife Lauren have one son, Isaiah.

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Brian Ressler
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Other members of the NDSA Board of Directors and Executive Committee include the following Jamestown area individuals: NDSA Immediate Past President Jeff Schafer of New Rockford; District 2 Directors Wade Dally of Montpelier and Jared Higgins of Woodworth; District 3 Directors Tim Erbele of Streeter and Craig Kemmet of Tappen.


NDSA officers serve up to two one-year terms. Directors serve up to two four-year terms.

NDSA members interested in running for a leadership position should notify their district’s respective Nominating Committee members. The Nominating Committees traditionally name their candidates in June.

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