District 1: Carson Klosterman, Wyndmere, ND
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) welcomed new board member Carson Klosterman of Wyndmere, ND at their April meeting in Fargo, ND.
Klosterman is a 4th generation farmer with a degree from North Dakota State College of Science. He currently farms in a partnership with his wife, Haley, and alongside his father, Tom Klosterman. Klosterman’s farm corn, sugar beets, and soybeans. They practice conventional, strip-till, and no-till farming methods. In addition to farming, Carson is owner of Klosterman Ag/Striptillforyou.com, a company that sells Strip Till/No-till equipment.
Carson also sits on the board for Richland County Soil Conservation, Wyndemere Lutheran Church, and Homestead Township. His spare time is filled with outdoor activities and relaxing at the lake. Carson and Haley currently have one daughter Willow “Corn Baby”. They are expecting a second this July.
“Carson previously served on the North Dakota Corn Growers Association board, and has experience working in this capacity,” says Jean Henning, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council Executive Director. “We were happy to see Carson run for a position on the Council board. The ideas and expertise he brings to the table will be key for moving the needle at NDCUC.”
Klosterman looks forward to the chance to further promote corn in North Dakota, and nationwide. “The corn checkoff program in North Dakota gives farmers a chance to come together to promote a great commodity, and to find ways to add value for the producer,” he shared. “The Council also has opportunities to get involved nationally through partner organizations that make a difference in market development and trade. I’d like to be a part of that connection, too.”
Carson’s term started officially April 1, 2019. His term will expire March 31, 2023. He represents corn farmers in District 1.
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) was created in 1991 and consists of 7 members representing seven districts. NDCUC board members can serve 2 consecutive 4-year terms. The NDCUC oversees how North Dakota’s corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, education and promotion of corn and corn products.
Click here for a full listing of North Dakota Corn Utilization Council members.