North Dakota Farm Bureau elects leaders

The elections were held at the group's recent annual meeting.

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Delegates at the recent North Dakota Farm Bureau's annual meeting elected two new state board members and re-elected two others.

The NDFB Board of Directors is comprised of the president, elected at large, and individuals elected from each of the nine NDFB Districts, the Promotion and Education Committee chair and the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee chair.

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Elected to a three-year term representing District 6 is Brian Nordmark of Bottineau. District 6 includes Farm Bureau members in Bottineau, McHenry, McLean, Renville, Sheridan and Ward counties.

Elected as Young Farmer and Rancher Committee chairman is Ashley Skarsgard of Stanley. She will serve a one-year term. Ashley Skarsgard has been part of Farm Bureau since 2008.

Reelected to a three-year term representing District 1 is Craig Vaughn from Cavalier, representing Farm Bureau members in Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson and Grand Forks counties.


Reelected to a three-year term representing District 5 is Tim Schoenhard of Steele. Schoenhard and his wife, Kaylene, along with their two children have a cow-calf operation and raise registered quarter horses. As the District 5 director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Wells, Foster, Kidder, Stutsman, Logan and McIntosh counties.

The NDFB president is Daryl Lies of Douglas. Other NDFB directors are District 2 Director and Vice President Dana Kaldor of Hillsboro, District 3 Director Val Wagner of Monango, District 4 Director Jason Skaar of Hampden, District 7 Director Lucas Lang of Sterling, District 8 Director Keith Rockeman of Grassy Butte, District 9 Director Weston Dvorak of Manning, and Promotion and Education Representative Jolyn Wasem of Halliday.

District elections were also held for the NDFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee , NDFB Promotion and Education Committee and the NDFB PAC Committee . Committee members can be viewed on the NDFB website .

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