Board Details

Oilseed Council, North Dakota

Type of Board: Promotional Pay/Benefits: State Rate, $135.00per diem
Voting Members: 13 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 1 Created by: NDCC § 4.1-09-04
Length of Terms: 3 years, 4 term limit
Frequency of Meetings: Call of Chair
Address: 2401 46th Ave. SE, Suite 206 Mandan, ND 58554-4829
Phone: (701) 328-5107
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Website:
Email: donnae@sunflowernsa.com
Contact: Donna Ellison
The Council promotes the production, development, marketing and advertising of sunflower, safflower, rapeseed or canola, crambe, and flax within North Dakota. Three members are appointed by the governor: one safflower representative, one crambe representative and one flax representative. One member is appointed by the director of agricultural experiment station. The agriculture commissioner serves as an ex-officio member. The chairman is elected by the Council. There are also 3 elected canola members. Elected members must live in the district they represent and be a sunflower grower. No member shall serve more than four consecutive three year terms.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Aalund, Bryan Vice Chair, Elected - Canola District 1 (701) 487-3593 Mercer 4/1/2012 3/31/2018
Axness, Michael Governor's Appointee - Flax (701) 725-4991 Ward 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
Coleman, Clark Elected - Sunflower District 4 (701) 220-1615 Burleigh 4/1/2012 3/31/2018
Dieterle, Myron Elected - Sunflower District 5 (701) 626-7470 Sheridan 4/1/2015 3/31/2018
Erickson, James Elected - Canola District 3 (701) 740-4174 Walsh 4/1/2014 3/31/2020
James, Ben Governor's Appointee - Oilseed producer (701) 467-3418 Ward 4/1/2009 3/31/2018
Johnson, Burton Ag Experiment Station Appointee (701) 231-8895 Cass 4/1/2012 3/31/2018
Mongeon, Matt Elected - Canola District 2 (701) 246-3477 Rolette 4/1/2016 3/31/2019
Nelson, Scott Elected - Sunflower District 1 (701) 247-2619 Nelson 4/1/2013 3/31/2019
Oberholtzer, Jeff Chair, Elected - Sunflower District 6 (701) 756-6258 Renville 4/1/2007 3/31/2019
Olson, Brad Governor's Appointee - Safflower (701) 572-4482 Williams 4/1/2006 3/31/2018
Ridl, Art Elected - Sunflower District 7 (701) 483-5836 Stark 4/1/2007 3/31/2019
Speich, Bruce Elected - Sunflower District 3 (701) 427-5501 Sargent 4/1/2017 3/31/2020
Vig, Ben Elected - Sunflower District 2 (701) 789-0605 Steele 4/1/2011 3/31/2020