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Mark Urquhart joins North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education

SBARE works with the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and North Dakota State University Extension to identify needs, establish funding priorities and set policies.

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Mark Urquhart. Contributed / Mark Urquhart

Mark Urquhart of Jamestown has joined the North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE).

He replaces Brian Leier of Linton, who served two terms on SBARE.

Sarah Lovas, Hillsboro, was also appointed to serve a second term on SBARE.

SBARE works with the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and North Dakota State University Extension to identify needs, establish funding priorities and set policies.

Urquhart’s four-year term began July 1. He represents NDSU Extension’s Multicounty Program Units 7 and 8, which consist of a 10-county area in south-central North Dakota.

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Urquhart has been involved in agriculture his entire life, with exposure to many different sectors, including livestock, small grains and row crops. He is knowledgeable about North Dakota agriculture and understands the issues and challenges facing producers. He also has been actively involved with the Jamestown community, the Jamestown Airport Authority Board and the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association.

Lovas’ second term began July 1. She is a North Dakota Ag Coalition representative on SBARE.

The board also has two continuing members: Sen. Jerry Klein, Fessenden, and Rep. Tracy Boe, Mylo.

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