About Us

Our Mission

Support, enhance and promote animal agriculture in North Dakota.

Our Vision

The North Dakota Livestock Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan organization developed to provide assistance to farmers, ranchers and communities with the development or expansion of the livestock industry and to strengthen our connection with consumers to instill confidence in the practices we use and the food and products we produce.

Meet Our Board

Craig Jarolimek

Craig Jarolimek

Forest River, ND
Pork Producer
Past President, National Pork Producer Council

Kenton Holle

Kenton Holle

Vice Chair
Mandan, ND
3rd Generation Dairy and Corn Producer
Chair, North Dakota Division Board of Midwest Dairy
Past President, National Dairy Board

Kyle Speich

Kyle Speich

Milnor, ND
Diversified Crop and Cattle Producer
North Dakota Corn Growers Association

Daniel Mock

Daniel Mock

Braddock, ND
Diversified Crop Producer
North Dakota Soybean Council

Lee Poppe

Hankinson, ND
North Dakota Ethanol Council

Jason McKenney

Jason McKenney

Jamestown, ND
Worked In Livestock Industry for 18 years
Cooperative Specialist, North Dakota Farmers Union
Serves on board of National Agriculture Genotyping Center, NDSU

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Board of Advisors

Jason Wirtz

Livestock Development Specialist
ND Department of Agriculture

Dr. Marc Bauer

Interim Department Head
Associate Professor
North Dakota State University
Department of Animal Sciences

Dr. Charlie Stoltenow

Assistant Director
North Dakota State University Extension Service

Scott Ressler

Environmental Services Director
ND Stockmen’s Association

Mark Jirik

Northern Crop Institute

Meet Our Staff

Amber Boeshans

Amber Boeshans

Executive Director
Hired September 2017
11 years in Livestock Industry
Past Livestock Development Specialist, ND Department of Agriculture
Past positions in dairy herd management