ND Grain Dealers Assoc. 105th Annual Convention & Industry Show, Fargo ND




The North Dakota Grain Dealers Association will hold its 105th Annual Convention & Industry Show at the Fargo Holiday Inn January 15-17, 2017.  Approximately 900 people are expected for the event, consisting of grain elevator managers, farmers, grain industry personnel, suppliers and spouses.  The meeting includes educational sessions, business meetings, and a trade show of 82 companies providing products and services to the grain industry.


Program topics and speakers include:


  • Where Are We Headed? – Market Update and Outlook, Kevin Van Trump, President-Van Trump Report


  • Toss the Flip Phone: How Mobile Technology Connects Growers with Grain Elevators, Peter Schott, Myriad Mobile and John Melland, The Arthur Companies


  • Liens and Other Legal Issues, Mike Gust, Attorney – Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson Law Firm, Fargo


  • Major Changes to Regulations Affecting Grain Warehouses, Randy Christmann, PSC Chairman, Bismarck and Konrad Crockford, PSC Director of Compliance, Bismarck


The Association is governed by a 9-man Board of elevator managers and merchandisers from around the state.  Current Association officers, directors, and staff are:

Steve Hepper, Bismarck, President

Gary Urlacher, Parshall, 1st Vice President

Jeff Kittell, Russell, 2nd Vice President

Roger Wagner, Grafton, Director

Dan DeRouchey, Berthold, Director

Joe Peterson, Bowbells, Director

David Ramsey, Edinburg, Director

Mark Hovland, Fessenden, Director

Jeremy Burkhart, Minot, Director

Stu Letcher, Fargo, Executive Vice President

Cheryal Welle, Fargo, Executive Assistant

Dave Nelson, Halstad, MN, Safety & Health Director

Hal Grieve, Buffalo, Sr. Safety Specialist

Sue Benson, Fargo, Office Assistant


The NDGDA office address is 1325 23rd St S, Suite A, Fargo, ND 58103-3723.

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