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Northern Crops Institute Boards Elect Members

Date Posted: July 27, 2012

Fargo, ND—Robert Majkrzak, President and CEO of Red River Commodities, Fargo, N.D., was re-elected chair of the Northern Crops Council (NCC) at their reorganizational meeting on June 26, 2012.

The NCC is the governing board of the Northern Crops Institute (NCI), Fargo, N.D.

Majkrzak represents processors and marketers of food and feed products.

He joined the Northern Crops Council in 2007.

Karolyn Zurn, a producer from Callaway, Minn., was re-elected NCC vice chair.

Zurn represents the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association.

Her first term on the NCC began in 2009.

Two new members joined the Northern Crops Council.

Dwight Mork, a producer from Bellingham, Minn., was elected to the NCC by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

Keith Peltier, President and CEO of Proseed, Harvey, N.D., will represent processors and marketers of food and feed products.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Canola Growers Association.

The Northern Crops Council is composed of six seats that are permanently occupied by the NDSU President, N.D. Commissioner of Agriculture, and representatives of the N.D. Wheat Commission, N.D. Oilseed Council, N.D. Barley Council, and N.D. Soybean Council.

The additional eleven seats are filled by producers and food processors from Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, who gain seats on the Council through election by the permanent members.

At the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting on June 25, 2012, John McLean, Cargill, West Fargo, N.D., was re-elected to his sixth term as Chair.

The Industry Advisory Board advises NCI staff on educational programming and technical services.

The board draws its members from the agricultural supply and processing industry and the grain trade in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and the region.

Northern Crops Institute supports regional agriculture and value-added processing by conducting educational and technical programs that expand and maintain domestic and international markets for northern-grown crops.

For more information, call 701-231-6538.

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