FARGO, North Dakota — June 25, 2020 — The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council elected leadership for the year ahead at their spring board meeting on March 18, 2020. New leadership took effect April 1, 2020.
Terry Wehlander of DeLamere, ND was elected by the Council to serves as Chairman. Together Wehlander and his uncle farm 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans. He farms an additional 1,600 acres with his cousin. He represents corn farmers in District 5, and has been a Council member since 2015.
“I am looking forward to continuing in the role of NDCUC Chairman for the upcoming year, and working to expand our market development programs for ethanol and livestock development in North Dakota,” shares Wehlander.
For the role of Vice Chairman, Council members elected Jason Rayner of Finley, ND. He and his family farm 5,000 acres of corn and soybeans. Rayner represents corn farmers in District 2, and has been a Council member since 2015.
“The industry has grown so much, even during my time on the Council. I am excited about the chance to continue to promote and educate, especially when it comes to ethanol, and be a part of the positive impact it is making on our community and state,” says Rayner.
Tysen Rosenau of Carrington, ND was elected by the Council to serves as Secretary/Treasurer. He and his father operate a 6,000 acre corn, soybean and wheat farm. Rosenau represents corn farmers in District 4, and has been a Council member since 2018.
“Being a part of the allocation of check-off funds to support market development, research, and education of corn and its uses allows me to be a better advocate for farmers statewide. I am honored to serve in this new leadership role for the Council,” says Rosenau.
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.
All leadership roles will be up for reelection at the spring 2021 board meeting of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council.