News Releases

14 Jan

Jean Henning named Interim Executive Director

2019-01-14T11:39:29+00:00January 14th, 2019|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

Jean Henning

ND Corn Council names Jean Henning Interim Executive Director

FARGO, North Dakota — January 14, 2019 — The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council announced that Jean Henning will serve as interim executive director until a decision regarding future leadership is made.

“We are thankful for Jean’s successful efforts of promoting North Dakota corn over the past four years,” said Terry Wehlander, chairman. “Jean has previously served as the financial and research director for the council and a decision will be made regarding the executive director position at the April Council meeting.”

“In the interim and beyond, North Dakota Corn will continue its strategic focus of growing a healthy, profitable business climate for northern corn.” Wehlander said.

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) was created in 1991 and consists of 7 members representing seven districts. The NDCUC oversees how North Dakota’s corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, education and promotion of corn and corn products.

4 Jan

ND Corn mourns the loss of Executive Director Dale Ihry

2019-01-07T09:19:43+00:00January 4th, 2019|General Information, News Releases, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

Dale Ihry

ND Corn mourns the loss of Executive Director Dale Ihry

Fargo, North Dakota – January 4, 2018 – It is with deep sadness that we announce that Dale Ihry, Executive Director of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, died Thursday due to complications from a recent illness. The entire ND Corn family mourns his loss.

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21 Nov

North Dakota Corn Growers Association welcomes Elli Ressler

2019-01-04T15:15:27+00:00November 21st, 2018|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Growers Association|

Elli Ressler

ND Corn Growers Association hires Elli Ressler

FARGO, North Dakota — November 5, 2018 — The North Dakota Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce the addition of Elli Ressler as the Growers Services Specialist.

Ressler graduated from North Dakota State University in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. She was most recently employed at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association as the Special Projects Director. (more…)

21 Nov

North Dakota Corn Utilization Council welcomes Heidie Haugo

2019-01-04T15:17:50+00:00November 21st, 2018|News Releases, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

Heidie Haugo

ND Corn Utilization Council hires Heidie Haugo

FARGO, North Dakota — November 13, 2018 — The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council is pleased to announce the addition of Heidie Haugo to their staff as Communications Director.

Haugo graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education. She was most recently employed with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association as a District Field Manager for West Central Minnesota. “Growing up on a hog and crop farm in South Central Minnesota, and past experience with a state corn commodity organization, will be incredibly valuable as I work to advance the mission of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council,” says Haugo. “I look forward to working with and for corn farmers statewide.” (more…)

13 Oct

North Dakotan Corn Shipped Directly to Mexico Demonstrates the Value of Checkoff

2017-10-13T11:11:47+00:00October 13th, 2017|North Dakota Corn Utilization Council|

Mexico has been one of the top corn importers of corn and corn by-products from the United States. With the revision of trade agreements in the thoughts of many in agriculture, having a good trade relationship with our number one customer is a priority. To assist in developing and maintain the access to the Mexico corn market, the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) works with and funds the US Grains Council (USGC) to maintain and enhance this market.

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