Dale Ihry is the Executive Director for the N.D. Corn Utilization Council and the N.D. Corn Growers Association. Dale spent over 30 years with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in North Dakota. He was Director in Charge of the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for FSA for North Dakota. As a program director, he was responsible for planning and carrying out all aspects of the ARC and PLC programs in the state. His position at FSA required close working relationships with other federal USDA agencies, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, State government agencies, the Governor’s office, congressional offices, commodity groups and agricultural media.
Dale is a graduate of Moorhead State University, with a degree in Business Administration. He was born and raised on the family farm that produced wheat, feed, grain, sunflowers and cattle near Hope, N.D. Dale and his wife Brenda, reside in Fargo. He has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Heidie Haugo is the Communications Director for the ND Corn Utilization Council. Heidie is a graduate of The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and holds a degree in Agricultural Education. Born and raised on a farm in south central Minnesota, she has had her fingers in agriculture, both professionally and personally, since the day she was born.
When she’s not in the office, Heidie enjoys spending time at the lake, camping, traveling, and trying to squeeze “just one more” houseplant into the tiny apartment she shares with her husband, Aaron.
Finance and Research Director
Jean Henning is the Finance and Research Director for the ND Corn Utilization Council. Jean is a graduate of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN with a degree in Accounting. She has more than 20 years of accounting experience in the manufacturing and service industries.
Jean and her husband John reside in Fargo. Jean has four college-aged children. Her hobbies include biking, working out and cross country skiing in the winter. She is active in her children’s school and her church.
Growers Services Specialist
Elli Ressler is the Growers Services Specialist for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association. Elli is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in Agricultural Economics. She previously worked for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association.
Elli and her husband Luke reside in Fargo. On weekends she works on her family’s farm south of Hillsboro, ND. Elli also enjoys running and is training for her first marathon.