Brenda Elmer

  • Brenda Elmer is the Executive Director for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.  She joined the Association in 2020.

  • Brenda is a graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul, MN with a masters degree in public administration and Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, MN with bachelor degrees in both Mass Communication and Political Science. She has more than 20 years of public policy experience at the federal, state and local levels. She previously served as a North Dakota regional director for a national construction association. She grew up on a farm in northeastern South Dakota.

  • Brenda and her husband Corey have three boys and enjoys traveling with her family, gardening and baking and cooking.

Kari Schiefelbein

  • Kari Schiefelbein is the Growers Services Specialist for the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.  She joined the Association in 2020.

  • Kari is a recent graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, MN with a bachelor’s degree in English and Mass Communications.  Kari has experience in the advertising field and specializes in copywriting and technical writing.

  • Kari grew up her family’s farm in Kimball, MN, where they raise Black Angus cattle and eat plenty Certified Angus Beef. Schiefelbein Farms is the largest Registered Angus operation in Minnesota and the 37th largest seedstock operation across all breeds.