Board Details

Wheat Commission, North Dakota State

Type of Board: Promotional Pay/Benefits: State Rate, $75.00 a day per diem
Voting Members: 7 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 0 Created by: NDCC § 4.1-13-03
Length of Terms: 4 years, 3 term limit
Frequency of Meetings: 6 times a year
Address: 2401 46th Avenue SE, Suite 104 Mandan, ND 58554-4829
Phone: (701) 328-5109
Fax: (701) 663-5787
Website: www.ndwheat.com
Email: nfisher@ndwheat.com
Contact: Neil Fisher
The North Dakota Wheat Commission is entirely producer-controlled. Leadership selection begins when producers elect county representatives, who in turn elect six district commissioners. North Dakota's governor appoints a seventh commissioner from a list of nominees submitted by major farm and grower organizations. These seven producers make up the board of commissioners. They develop policy and programs, oversee their implementation, and approve budget expenditures. Seven staff members administer wheat checkoff programs.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Bahm, Jim Elected - District I (701) 843-8212 Morton 7/1/2012 6/30/2020
Clough, David Elected - District III - Chairman (701) 547-3781 Wells 7/1/2006 6/30/2018
Freitag, Bruce Governor's Appointee - Commissioner At Large (701) 275-8765 Bowman 7/1/2007 6/30/2019
Johnsrud, Dustin Elected - District II (701) 859-6155 Williams 7/1/2013 6/30/2021
O'Toole, Brian Elected - District VI (701) 657-2376 Pembina 7/1/2002 6/30/2018
Svenningsen, Greg Elected - District V (701) 845-2517 Barnes 7/1/2009 6/30/2021
Volk, Phil Elected - District IV (701) 583-2338 Benson 7/1/2016 6/30/2020