North Dakota Announces New Pesticide Inspector

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Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Derek Woehl  as a pesticide, feed and fertilizer inspector for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

“Derek has firsthand experience in using pesticides,” Goehring said. “His impressive academic background will also help him in working with producers to ensure that pesticide laws and regulations are followed.”

A native of Wishek where he grew up on his family’s farm, Woehl graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in rangeland science. He also earned a master’s degree from NDSU in natural resource management. He and his wife Katie reside in Valley City.

In his new position, Woehl will conduct routine inspections and investigations of farms, ranches, dealers, distributors and manufacturers, related to the sale, distribution and use of pesticides. He will also inspect feed and fertilizer manufacturers, distributors and dealers to ensure their products are properly registered. 


Woehl will cover south central North Dakota, including  Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, Logan, McIntosh, Morton, Oliver and Stutsman counties.

Source: North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Posted by Kaci Switzer

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