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North Dakota Stockmen re-elect Jason Schmidt as president

Members of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) elected cattle producers Jason Schmidt of Medina and Jason Zahn of Towner to a second term as president and vice president, respectively.

Elections were held in conjunction with the organization’s 82nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, “Together, Facing the Storm,” held Sept. 22-24 at the Doublewood Inn in Bismarck.

As president, Schmidt said he would work to continue to provide a strong, positive voice for production agriculture. “I also hope to positively influence the next generation and encourage our best and brightest to seek a career in agriculture and, particularly, in the beef industry,” he said, adding, “I have been proud to represent the NDSA and its hard-working, dues-paying members over the past year and look forward to working with them as we face whatever issues arise in the upcoming year.”

Schmidt and his family, wife Serena and their children, Paige, Austin, Madelyn and Ava, operate a commercial Red Angus and Simmental cattle herd along with Schmidt’s parents Ivan and Mary Schmidt.

Zahn echoed Schmidt’s call for industry unity at the convention. “There are plenty of issues we all agree on, such as maintaining standards for animal welfare and increasing beef demand. Working together is important for our industry now more than ever,” Zahn said. He and his wife Jenny and their children, Shelby, Lexi and Wyatt, operate a commercial Red Angus and Simmental ranch.

NDSA members also elected three new directors: Kevin Elliott of Clifford as a District 1 director, Jeffrey D. Bunn of Lisbon as a District 2 director and Robert Tweeten of Hensler as a District 4 director. Members re-elected three directors: Jon DeKrey of Tappen as a District 3 director, Jason Leiseth of Arnegard as a District 5 director and Randy Schmitt of Rugby as a District 6 director.

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Elliott, his wife Stacy and their children, Keegan, Konner and Mikenzie, raise purebred Simmental cattle along with his parents Mike and Patty and brother Kurt.

Bunn, his wife Jill, their children, Erica and Troy, and grandson Lane have a commercial Simmental, Red Angus and Hereford cow-calf operation east of Lisbon.

Tweeten, his wife Bonnie and their children, Clay and Luke, operate a permitted feedlot and diversified grain farm.

DeKrey, his wife Julie and their children, Amanda and Tim, run a commercial Angus cow-calf operation and raise small grains and row crops.

Leiseth, his wife Peggy and their children, Erick, Brady and Tyler, operate a commercial Red Angus cow-calf operation and raise wheat, barley and hay.

Schmitt, his wife Stacey and their children, Mattie, Lane, Grace and Ty, run a commercial cow-calf operation and raise oats, alfalfa and corn.

Members of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) elected cattle producers Jason Schmidt of Medina and Jason Zahn of Towner to a second term as president and vice president, respectively.

Elections were held in conjunction with the organization’s 82nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, “Together, Facing the Storm,” held Sept. 22-24 at the Doublewood Inn in Bismarck.

As president, Schmidt said he would work to continue to provide a strong, positive voice for production agriculture. “I also hope to positively influence the next generation and encourage our best and brightest to seek a career in agriculture and, particularly, in the beef industry,” he said, adding, “I have been proud to represent the NDSA and its hard-working, dues-paying members over the past year and look forward to working with them as we face whatever issues arise in the upcoming year.”

Schmidt and his family, wife Serena and their children, Paige, Austin, Madelyn and Ava, operate a commercial Red Angus and Simmental cattle herd along with Schmidt’s parents Ivan and Mary Schmidt.

Zahn echoed Schmidt’s call for industry unity at the convention. “There are plenty of issues we all agree on, such as maintaining standards for animal welfare and increasing beef demand. Working together is important for our industry now more than ever,” Zahn said. He and his wife Jenny and their children, Shelby, Lexi and Wyatt, operate a commercial Red Angus and Simmental ranch.

NDSA members also elected three new directors: Kevin Elliott of Clifford as a District 1 director, Jeffrey D. Bunn of Lisbon as a District 2 director and Robert Tweeten of Hensler as a District 4 director. Members re-elected three directors: Jon DeKrey of Tappen as a District 3 director, Jason Leiseth of Arnegard as a District 5 director and Randy Schmitt of Rugby as a District 6 director.

Elliott, his wife Stacy and their children, Keegan, Konner and Mikenzie, raise purebred Simmental cattle along with his parents Mike and Patty and brother Kurt.

Bunn, his wife Jill, their children, Erica and Troy, and grandson Lane have a commercial Simmental, Red Angus and Hereford cow-calf operation east of Lisbon.

Tweeten, his wife Bonnie and their children, Clay and Luke, operate a permitted feedlot and diversified grain farm.

DeKrey, his wife Julie and their children, Amanda and Tim, run a commercial Angus cow-calf operation and raise small grains and row crops.

Leiseth, his wife Peggy and their children, Erick, Brady and Tyler, operate a commercial Red Angus cow-calf operation and raise wheat, barley and hay.

Schmitt, his wife Stacey and their children, Mattie, Lane, Grace and Ty, run a commercial cow-calf operation and raise oats, alfalfa and corn.

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