North Dakota Grain Dealers Association Annual Convention, Fargo ND




The North Dakota Grain Dealers Association will hold its 104th Annual Convention & Industry Show at the Fargo Holiday Inn January 17-19, 2016.  Approximately 950 people are expected for the event, consisting of grain elevator managers, farmers, grain industry personnel, suppliers and spouses.  The meeting includes educational sessions, business meetings, and a trade show of 82 companies providing products and services to the grain industry.


Program topics and speakers include:


News from the National – Issues Challenging the Grain Industry and How We Are Managing the Change, Randy Gordon, President, National Grain & Feed Association

·       Economic Outlook & Marketing Strategies, Frayne Olson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Crop Economist-NDSU


The Future of Biotechnology on Markets & Exports, Karl Haro von Mogel, Ph.D.
Director of Science & Media – Biology Fortified Inc., Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog-Middleton,WI


New ND Regulations Affecting Grain Warehouses, Sue Richter, Licensing Division Director, ND PSC

PSC Warehouse Examinations, Mike McNamee, Warehouse Inspector, ND PSC

The Association is governed by a 9-man Board of elevator managers from around the state.  Current Association officers, directors, and staff are:

Steve Hepper, Bismarck, President

Gary Urlacher, Parshall, 1st Vice President

Jeff Kittell, Russell, 2nd Vice President

Roger Wagner, Grafton, Director

Dan DeRouchey, Berthold, Director

Joe Peterson, Bowbells, Director

David Ramsey, Edinburg, Director

Mark Hovland, Fessenden, Director

Stu Letcher, Fargo, Executive Vice President

Cheryal Welle, Fargo, Executive Assistant 

Dave Nelson, Halstad, MN, Safety & Health Director

Hal Grieve, Buffalo, Sr. Safety Specialist

Sue Benson, Fargo, Office Assistant 

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