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 in marketing with a minor in international business from Minnesota State Universi...
-- 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 in marketing with a minor in international business 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 an office manager and licensed agency specialist for American Family Insurance since 2005 and has held various positions within the insurance and real estate industries.
NDSU names Scott Walden attending veterinarian-- FARGO, N.D. - Scott Walden has been named director of animal resources and attending veterinarian at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Walden will oversee the health and welfare of all animals used in university research and teaching. He also is responsible for oversight of training and education programs for animal care and research staff, as well as consulting with university researchers, ensuring projects meet state and federal regulations. Walden previously served as assistant director of the department of research animal resources at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. His experience includes laboratory medicine, regulatory oversight and the management of animal facilities. He also previously served as on-site veterinarian for the University of Minnesota Veterinary Farm in Rosemount, Minn., and as manager for the University of Minnesota Hormel Institute, Austin, Minn. In addition, Walden served as attending veterinarian for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at St. Thomas University, St. Paul. He was an adjunct instructor for Argosy University, Eagan, Minn., and a consulting veterinarian for Carlton College, Northfield, Minn. His teaching experience includes classes on lab and exotic animals, radiology and parasitology. From 1996 to 1998, he served as clinical veterinarian at the Coulston Foundation, Alamogordo, N.M. Walden received his bachelor's degree in biology from Mayville (N.D.) State University and his doctor of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University, Ames, where he also served as an animal caretaker and instructor in animal physiology and husbandry in a laboratory environment.
Montanan elected to national post-- WASHINGTON - The U.S. Grains Council elected Don Fast of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee as barley sector director. Fast, who has a diversified family farming operation near Glasgow, Mont., has served as a director on the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee since 2001. Fast has participated in a U.S. Grains Council-sponsored trip to Asia to help expand Montana's customer base for barley. He worked with other delegates on this mission to re-establish contacts with the malt, feed and food barley processors in Japan and Taiwan. He has represented U.S. grain interests in Mexico where country millers were experiencing difficulty with grain shipments, as well as participated in a trip to Latin America promoting wheat from the United States. This is the second year Fast has been asked to serve as barley sector director. In addition to Montana, he also will represent North Dakota, Idaho and Washington.
- Agweek Staff and Wire Reports