Jesse Vollmer new N.D. assistant state veterinarian
-- BISMARCK, N.D. - Jesse Vollmer is North Dakota's new assistant state veterinarian. Vollmer grew up on a dairy farm near Anamoose, N.D. He attended North Dakota State University in Fargo before earning a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ka...
-- BISMARCK, N.D. - Jesse Vollmer is North Dakota's new assistant state veterinarian. Vollmer grew up on a dairy farm near Anamoose, N.D. He attended North Dakota State University in Fargo before earning a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University. He practiced in Towner, N.D., Fort Pierre, S.D., before joining the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the State Board of Animal Health.
Willard Schnell to receive honorary stockmen's membership-- BISMARCK, N.D. - Willard Schnell of Dickinson, N.D., will receive the North Dakota Stockmen's Association's Honorary Membership Award at the NDSA annual convention banquet Sept. 29 in Bismarck, N.D. The 56-year member was selected by the NDSA board of directors for the honor for his service to the association and the beef industry as a cattleman, horseman, businessman and auctioneer. Schnell is one of 11 children born to Ray and Clara Schnell. He grew up in Dickinson, where he has lived all but seven years of his life. His father founded the Dickinson Livestock Sales Co. in 1937 and, from that time on, the auction and livestock market business have played a major role for the Schnell family. Schnell launched his career as an auctioneer at 18 and served as president of both North Dakota's and Montana's auctioneering associations. It is estimated that he has had a hand in selling more than 4 million head of cattle and tens of thousands of horses during his 61-year career. Schnell also has been heavily involved in rodeo, both as a contestant and as a promoter and manager. On the competition side, Willard was a state champion calf roper and cow cutter and competed in steer wrestling and bronc riding, as well.
Kimberly Rud joins Farm Bureau staff-- BISMARCK, N.D. - Kimberly Rud of Mapleton, N.D., has joined North Dakota Farm Bureau as assistant corporate secretary. Rud comes to NDFB with a bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Rud spent a year studying abroad at the University of Portsmouth in England through the MSUM exchange program. She also served as office manager and licensed agency specialist for American Family Insurance since 2005 and has held various positions within the insurance and real estate industries.
Two appointed to N.D. Organic Advisory Board-- BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson has appointed Betsy Perkins and Chuck Gustafson to the North Dakota Organic Advisory Board. Perkins manages Amazing Grains, an organic retail establishment in Grand Forks, N.D. Gustafson is a grain and livestock producer from Dodge, N.D. They succeed Claudette Schmidt of Bismarck, N.D., and Duane Boehm of Richardton, N.D., on the 15-
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