Meet Our Board

Craig Jarolimek

Craig Jarolimek

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

Jason McKenney

Jason McKenney

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

Robert Ferebee

Robert Ferebee

Secretary
Halliday, ND
Diversified crop and cattle producer
North Dakota Corn Utilization Council

Lee Poppe

Lee Poppe

Treasurer
Hankinson, ND
Plant Manager of Hankinson Renewable Energy
North Dakota Ethanol Council

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

Director
Wilton, ND
Diversified crop and livestock producer
North Dakota Soybean Council

Brian Gion

Brian Gion

Director
Bismarck, ND
Marketing Director of NPGA
Northern Pulse Growers Association

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

Professor
Assistant Director
North Dakota State University Extension Service

Scott Ressler

Environmental Services Director
ND Stockmen’s Association

Mark Jirik

Director
Northern Crop Institute