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Russ Danielson 2007 North Dakota Winter Show livestock honoree

-- VALLEY CITY, N.D. - The North Dakota Winter Show says Russ Danielson of Fargo, N.D., will be the 2007 Livestock Honoree. Danielson joined the animal science faculty at North Dakota State University in Fargo as a beef herdsman and is an associa...

-- VALLEY CITY, N.D. - The North Dakota Winter Show says Russ Danielson of Fargo, N.D., will be the 2007 Livestock Honoree. Danielson joined the animal science faculty at North Dakota State University in Fargo as a beef herdsman and is an associate professor. Danielson advises 76 undergraduate animal science and equine majors. He also serves as faculty adviser to the NDSU Saddle & Sirloin Club and the Judging Club. He is active in many professional organizations including the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, National Cattlemen's Beef Association Research Committee, North Dakota Stockman's Association Student Mentoring Program and the North Dakota Livestock Endowment Foundation. The 2007 Livestock Honoree presentation will be made to Danielson at 12:30 p.m. March 7 during the 70th North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City, N.D.

Two members elected to ASI executive board-- DENVER - Two U.S. sheep producers have been elected to the American Sheep Industry Association Executive Board. Burton Pfliger of Bismarck, N.D., was elected to represent ASI's Region IV, which is comprised of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Oklahoma. Pfliger is a third-generation sheep rancher. He earned a bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo in 1985. Pfliger and his wife, Pattie, run about 350 ewes, which make up a purebred Hampshire flock, a purebred Suffolk flock and a flock of Rambouillet/Columbia/Dorset cross commercial ewes. The Hampshire and Suffolk flocks are used to produce range and terminal sires. Pfliger is on the ASI Wool Council and previously served on the ASI Legislative Action Council and the Predator Management Committee. He has served as president of the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers and is the ASI director for the organization. In addition, Pfliger is on the executive board of the Ag Coalition in North Dakota, has served as the chair of the North Dakota State Board of Ag Research, Livestock Granting Committee and serves as the local vice chairman of the Missouri Slope Wool Pool. Clint Krebs of Ione, Ore., was elected to represent ASI's Region VIII, which is comprised of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska. A fourth-generation sheep producer, Krebs, along with his brother, father and their families, have a range operation running five bands of ewes and lambs in Oregon. Krebs has been raising sheep his entire life, taking a break only to get his bachelor's degree in agriculture economics from Oregon State University. Krebs currently serves as a director for the National Lamb Feeders Association. He has served as past president of the Oregon Sheep Growers Association and has served as past chairman of the Oregon Sheep Commission.

Michael Warren appointed to energy company board-- SHENANDOAH, Iowa - Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. says Michael Warren has been elected to its board of directors. Warren serves as national manager of the Latin American Research Group in Toyota Motor North America. Warren also is a participating member of the Demand Task Group of the National Petroleum Council's oil and natural gas study.

- Agweek Staff and Wire Reports

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