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Birdsall Reappointed to NDWC Board

Posted: Sep 13 2023

Mark Birdsall, Berthold, was reappointed to the ND Wheat Commission Board by Governor Doug Burgum.  Birdsall officially began his second term on the board on July 1, 2023.  The NDWC Board consists of seven Commissioners, six of whom are elected from their peers in their respective districts.  The other board position is selected by the Governor from a list of three candidates nominated by a committee representing various wheat and agriculture related groups.

Birdsall and his family farm in Ward and Mountrail counties.  The operation raises spring wheat, durum, barley, canola, peas, flax, lentils and soybeans.  Mark is also a partner in Birdsall Grain and Seed LLC which is dedicated to the production of registered and certified seed and is a board member of NDSU Research Foundation.  As a Wheat Commissioner, Birdsall currently sits on the board of U.S. Wheat Associates and is the Commission representative to the U.S. Durum Growers Association and North Dakota Crop Improvement Association.   He was also elected Vice Chairman of the NDWC board at its July reorganization meeting.

According to NDWC Chairman Jim Pellman, Birdsall has been a great asset to the Commission.  “Mark came to the Commission having served on many boards and with great leadership experience.  He dove right in to his responsibilities as a Commissioner, taking on roles with various committees and related organizations,” said Pellman.  “You can tell he has a passion for wheat production and wheat related research and he has now jumped into roles promoting North Dakota wheat here in the U.S. and abroad.  We’re lucky to have him on the board,” Pellman concludes.

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