North Dakota Grain Dealers Assn. Elects Officers and Directors
Date Posted: January 24, 2013
David Fiebiger, Manager of the Finley Farmers Grain & Elevator at Finley, ND was elected President of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association at the organization’s recent 101st convention in Fargo, ND.
He had previously served as First Vice President.
Cameron Erickson, Manager of the Souris River Cooperative at Russell, ND was elected First Vice President.
Steve Hepper, Grain Merchandiser at Hubbard Feeds, Inc. at Bismarck, ND was elected Second Vice President.
Ryan Motl, General Manager at Gavilon Grain at Valley City, ND was elected to the Association’s nine-man Board of Directors.
Roger Wagner of Grafton, ND and Paul Lautenschlager of Beach, ND were re-elected to the Board.
Program topics at the convention included Cooperative Director Responsibilities, Update on Surface Transportation Board Activities, Rail Capacity for North Dakota Grain and Oil, and Efficient Grain Facility Design & Operation.
Over 900 people attended the convention, which includes a trade show of 82 firms that provide products and services to the grain elevator industry.
The next convention is the 102nd Annual Convention and Industry Show and will be held in Fargo, ND on January 19, 20 & 21, 2014.
The ND Grain Dealers Association was formed in 1911 to work collectively on issues of common interest to grain elevators.
There are about 400 grain elevators in the state, down from 600 25 years ago and 2000 in the early 1900s.
The Association operates a safety program of elevator inspections and employee training, a self-funded health trust and an educational foundation.
Members receive publications and attend educational meetings such as the annual convention.
NDGDA Officers, Directors and staff are:
David Fiebiger, Finley, President
Cameron Erickson, Russell, 1st Vice President
Steve Hepper, Bismarck, 2nd Vice President
Dan DeRouchey, Berthold, Director
Roger Wagner, Grafton, Director
Paul Lautenschlager, Beach, Director
Joe Peterson, Bowbells, Director
Gary Urlacher, Parshall, Director
Ryan Motl, Valley City, Director
Steve Strege, Fargo, Executive Vice President
Cheryal Welle, Fargo, Executive Assistant
Stu Letcher, Hatton, Safety & Health Director
Hal Grieve, Buffalo, Senior Safety Specialist
Sue Benson, Fargo, Office Assistant The NDGDA office is at 1325 23rd Street South, Suite A, Fargo, ND 58103.
For more information, call 800-342-4778.