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North Dakota Soybean Council Elects Executive Officers

North Dakota Soybean Council Elects Executive Officers

FARGO, N.D. — Executive-board officers were elected during the North Dakota Soybean Council’s (NDSC) board meeting on March 27. Joe Morken of Casselton was reelected chairman of the board. Morken represents soybean farmers in Cass County. He has been growing soybeans with his parents and wife, Robin, for 20 years. He comes from a third-generation small-grain and sugarbeet farm. Morken graduated from North Dakota State College of Science, has served as the treasurer of the Cass County Ag Improvement Association and currently serves on Central Cass School Board.


“I am humbled that the board of directors have elected me as chairman again,” says Morken. “It is a complete joy to work alongside such great board members and staff.”


The board elected Austin Langley of Warwick, North Dakota, as the vice chairman. Langley represents soybean farmers in Eddy, Foster and Wells Counties. He grows soybeans, edible beans, wheat, barley, alfalfa and corn along with his father and uncles on their no-till farm. His family also operates a cow/calf operation. Langley holds a degree from North Dakota State University (NDSU). He is a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association, Farmers Union, 4-H and active with the Winchester Arms Collectors Association.


Mike Langseth of Barney, North Dakota, was elected secretary. He and his father raise corn and soybeans. Langseth is a member of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, along with the Richland County Crop Improvement Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and is currently working on his master’s degree in soil science from NDSU. Langseth represents Richland County soybean producers.


Sheldon, North Dakota, soybean producer Dan Spiekermeier was elected treasurer. He represents soybean farmers in Sargent and Ransom Counties. Spiekermeier has farmed since 1985, and along with his son, Nathan, raise soybeans, corn, wheat, barley, and sunflowers. He is the president of the Ransom County Farmers Union and is the Sheldon Fire Chief for the Enderlin-Sheldon Fire Department.





North Dakota soybean farmers across the state are represented on the North Dakota Soybean Council Board, which oversees a grassroots promotion, research, and marketing program funded by soybean checkoff dollars. The Council’s mission is to effectively invest and leverage North Dakota soy checkoff resources to maximize the benefits of North Dakota soy. The Council is organized by North Dakota State law.


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