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WHEAT COMMISSION: North Dakota what producers elected two new members to the North Dakota Wheat Commission board of directors.

Farmers elect two to ND Wheat Commission

Dakota Digest: North Dakota Wheat Commission, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society and NDSU announce new hires and board members.

Pellman and Kjelland elected
Two North Dakota wheat producers, Jim Pellman, McClusky, N.D., and Aaron Kjelland, Park River, N.D.,  have been elected to the North Dakota Wheat Commission. Pellman will represent District 3, which is comprised of eleven counties in south central North Dakota. He replaces David Clough, Fessenden, N.D., who has served the allowable limit of three four-year terms. Kjellend was elected from District 6, consisting of five counties in the northeast. Kjelland will replace Brian O’Toole, Crystal, N.D. The NDWC board is responsible for establishing and approving the annual budget, and developing commission policy and programs encompassing research, overseas and domestic market development, domestic promotion, domestic policy, and trade policy.

New NPSAS interim director
Ross Reinhiller is the new interim director of the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society. Ross is the pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Williston, N.D., a former administrator at Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck, N.D. and former director of Winner Alcohol and Drug Counseling Services in Winner, S.D.

NDSU hires Neville
Bryan Neville has joined North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center as an animal scientist. He will focus his research on beef backgrounding and feedlot nutrition and management strategies, as well as management of beef cows under dry lot conditions. He was a consulting nutritionist with Nutrition Service Associates. Prior to that, he was the director and animal scientist at NDSU’s Central Grasslands Research Extension Center. Neville earned his master's degree in science and a doctorate in ruminant nutrition from NDSU.

Sources: NDWC, NPSAS and NDSU

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