Agricultural Products Utilization Commission

Type of Board: Policy Making Pay/Benefits:
Voting Members: 8 Other Members: 2
Non-Voting Members: 0 Created by: NDCC § 4-14.1
Length of Terms: 2 years, no term limits
Frequency of Meetings: Quarterly for two days
Address: 1600 East Century Avenue Suite 2 Bismarck, ND 58503
Phone: 701-328-5350
Fax: 701-328-5320
Contact: John Schneider or Joleen Leier
The Commission's duties include to apply for, accept, and expend any appropriation, grant, gift, or service made available from public or private sources. The Commission administers a cooperative marketing grant program designed to encourage agricultural producers groups to develop innovative marketing strategies and it adopts rules to implement this grant program. The Commission also administers a farm diversification grant program designed to stimulate and foster diversification and innovation and to encourage value-added processing. Of the members, four are actively engaged in farming, of whom three are appointed by the governor and one appointed by the commissioner of agriculture; two are actively engaged in business and appointed by the governor. The commissioner of agriculture; director of Economic Development and Finance; president of North Dakota State University, or their designees, also serve.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Bresciani, Dean Statutory - NDSU President Open
Glessner, Matthew Governor Appointee - farming (701) 282-7300 Grand Forks 7/1/2016 6/30/2020
Goehring, Commissioner Doug Statutory - Ag Commissioner (701) 328-2231 Burleigh Open
Kalil, Daniel "Dan" L. Chairman - Governor Appointee, farming (701) 774-8067 Williams 7/1/2000 6/30/2020
Kommer, Michelle Statutory - Commerce Commissioner (701) 328-3708 Cass 2/13/2019
Ming, Dennis Governor Appointee, Business Burleigh 7/1/2017 6/30/2021
Ongstad, Bill Ag Commissioner Appointee Wells 7/1/2017 6/30/2021
Peltier, Keith Governor Appointee, business (701) 324-4177 Cass 7/20/2012 6/30/2020
Retterath, Rachel Vice Chair - Governor Appointee, farming (701) 462-3986 McLean 7/1/2011 6/30/2021
Schneider, John Executive Director (701) 328-5350 Burleigh Open