The Council

About Us

The North Dakota Soybean Council was established in 1985. Since 1991, as a qualified state soybean board (QSSB) under the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, each farmer contributes ½ of 1% of the price of each bushel at the first point of sale towards the soy checkoff. NDSC has overseen the investment of 50 percent of North Dakota’s soybean-checkoff dollars. (The other 50 percent goes to the United Soybean Board.) Every soybean farmer invests in the soybean checkoff, which funds research, market development, promotion and education administered by NDSC.

Value of the North Dakota Soybean Council

To learn more about North Dakota Soybean Council and their work, be sure to watch the video below.

Value of NDSC

Vision for North Dakota Soy:

Growing a legacy of successful farmers.



Innovating to expand partnerships, markets, and opportunities for the success of North Dakota soybean growers.


Strategic Initiatives:

  1. Market Development – Build demand and market share for North Dakota Soy
  2. Production and Plant Breeding Research – Invest in production practices and plant breeding to improve the current and long-term success of North Dakota soybean farmers
  3. Biodiesel – Support opportunities for demand and production of biodiesel
  4. New Uses – Invest in new uses for North Dakota soy with the potential for high volume or high value demand
  5. Public Relations – Strengthen the relationship between consumers and farmers

Learn how the ND Soybean Council, the soybean checkoff, and
the ND Soybean Growers Association
work together to benefit ND soybean producers and the soy industry






Soybean Farmers


Bushels of Beans (in 2021)


The North Dakota Soybean Council consists of 12 farmers elected to serve the needs and interests of North Dakota soybean farmers.

Chris Brossart


District 11 – Wolford, ND

Rob Rose

Vice Chairman
District 5 – Wimbledon, ND

Mike Schlosser

District 3 – Edgeley, ND

Jim Thompson

District 4 – Page, ND

Dallas Loff

District 1 – Wahpeton, ND

Ted Brandt

District 2 – Enderlin, ND

JP (John) Lueck

District 6 – Spiritwood, ND

Evan Montgomery

District 7 – Grand Forks, ND

Milo Braaten

District 8 – Portland, ND

Jeremiah Blahna

District 9 – Carrington, ND

Adam Redmann

District 10 – Saint Thomas, ND

Jennifer Meyer

District 12 – Wilton, ND

ND Soybean Council 12 District Map

ND Soybean Council County Representatives

Kelly Howe
Hettinger, ND
Adams County

Rob Rose
Wimbledon, ND
Barnes County

Paul Rice
Maddock, ND
Benson County

Billings County

Matthew Undlin
Lansford, ND
Bottineau County

Bowman County

Steven Pfeifer
Bowbells, ND
Burke County

Jennifer Meyer
Wilton, ND
Burleigh County

Jim Thompson
Page, ND
Cass County

Cavalier County

Jeremiah Undem
Oakes, ND
Dickey County

Derik Pulvermacher
Noonan, ND
Divide County

Dunn County

Brady Richter
New Rockford, ND
Eddy County

Scott Baumiller
Hazelton, ND
Emmons County

Jeremiah Blahna
Carrington, ND
Foster County

Golden Valley County

Evan Montgomery
Grand Forks, ND
Grand Forks County

Aaron Friesz
New Leipzig, ND
Grant County

Andrew Haugen
Hannaford, ND
Griggs County

Nathan Thomas
Mott, ND
Hettinger County

Chase Dewitz
Steele, ND
Kidder County

Michael Schlosser
Edgeley, ND
LaMoure County

Logan County

Keith Reinowski
McHenry, ND
Anamoose County

Allan Rohrich
Zeeland, ND
McIntosh County

McKenzie County

Andrew Majeres
Garrison, ND
McLean County

Mercer County

Morton County

Mountrail County

Nelson County

Oliver County

Adam Redmann
Saint Thomas, ND
Pembina County

Chris Brossart
Wolford, ND
Pierce County

Adam Windjue
Devil’s Lake, ND
Ramsey County

Ted Brandt
Enderlin, ND
Ransom County

David Steeves
Sherwood, ND
Renville County

Dallas Loff
Wahpeton, ND
Richland County

Rolette County

Mark Bopp
Forman, ND
Sargent County

Evan Thomas
Goodrich, ND
Sheridan County

Sioux County

Slope County

Justin Binstock
Stark County

Milo Braaten
Portland, ND
Steele County

John Lueck
Spiritwood, ND
Stutsman County

Carie Moore
Rocklake, ND
Towner County

Traill County

Kevin Zikmund
Park River, ND
Walsh County

Ward County

Wells County

Williams County

United Soybean Board North Dakota Representatives

Darren Kadlec
Pisek, ND

Matt Gast
Valley City, ND

Ryan Richard
Horace, ND

Cindy Pulskamp
Hillsboro, ND


Meet the staff team of the North Dakota Soybean Council.

Stephanie Sinner

Executive Director

Shireen Alemadi

Outreach & Engagement Director

Jena Bjertness

Director of Market Development

Katelyn Duchscher
Communications Assistant

Craig Kleven

Director of Industry Relations

Haley McClue

Outreach & Engagement Intern

Miki Miheguli

Director of Agronomy & Research

Sandy Miller

Office Assistant

Kim Parisien

Finance & Compliance Administrator

Suzanne Wolf

Communications Director