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Paul and Judy Anderson recognized as stockmen's Ranchers of the Year

-- BISMARCK, N.D. - Paul and Judy Anderson of Leonard, N.D., were recognized as the North Dakota Stockmen's Association's Ranchers of the Year at the NDSA annual convention banquet Sept. 29 in Bismarck, N.D. The Andersons run 200-plus Angus and A...

-- BISMARCK, N.D. - Paul and Judy Anderson of Leonard, N.D., were recognized as the North Dakota Stockmen's Association's Ranchers of the Year at the NDSA annual convention banquet Sept. 29 in Bismarck, N.D. The Andersons run 200-plus Angus and Angus-cross cows and black Limousin bulls on their third-generation ranch in the Sheyenne River Valley. They purchased the ranch, which was part of Paul's grandparents' original 1904 homestead, from his parents, Lester and Leila, in 1971. The Andersons' operation has grown to encompass 1,250 acres, plus a grassland permit on both sides of North Dakota's Ransom and Richland counties. The ranch is a mix of oak savanna, choppy sandhills, mixed- and tall-grass prairie and river-bottom brush, as well as 240 acres of tillable land kept in alfalfa or other mixed tame hay crops.

Northern Crops Institute boards elect officers-- FARGO, N.D. - Laird Larson is the newly elected chair of the Northern Crops Council, the 17-member governing board of Northern Crops Institute, Fargo, N.D. Larson, a producer from Clark, S.D., represents the South Dakota Wheat Commission. He has been an active member of the Northern Crops Council since 2004. Larson replaces Jennifer Tesch, marketing director for SK Food International, an import/export trading company and domestic bulk ingredient supplier in Fargo. Tesch served six years representing processors on the council. Tesch will continue to serve the NCC as past chair. Dan Wiltse, a producer from Lisbon, N.D., is new vice chair. He has occupied the North Dakota Oilseed Council's permanent seat on the NCC since 2005. Doyle Lentz, a producer from Rolla, N.D., represents the North Dakota Barley Council for a three-year term in its permanent NCC seat. Additional new members on the NCC board are Ryan Brooks, a producer from Bowman, N.D., for the Northern Pulse Growers Association; Ernie Hoffert, a producer from Carrington, N.D., representing AmeriFlax; Mark Jossund, a producer from Moorhead, Minn., for the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council; Robert Majkrzak, president and CEO of Red River Commodities, Fargo; Robert Sinner, president of SB&B Foods, Casselton, N.D.; and Rene Steiner, president of Buhler North America, Ply-

mouth, Minn.

Nolan Berg appointed AdFarm CEO-- CALGARY, Alberta - AdFarm, a marketing and communications agency focused on agriculture, has appointed Nolan Berg chief executive officer. A native of Alberta, Berg holds a master's degree from the University of Calgary, as well as a bachelor's degree from the University of Alberta.

General Mills appoints Daralyn Peifer vice president, treasurer-- MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills has appointed Daralyn Peifer vice president and treasurer of General Mills. Peifer joined General Mills in 1988 in the benefit finance organization as a manager of Investment Finance. She was promoted to chief investment officer in 2001 and named vice president of Investment Finance in 2002.

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