USDGA elects leadership

Bismarck, N.D. – The U.S. Durum Growers Association (USDGA) recently elected three directors to its board and selected its 2017-2018 officers.
Tracy Schumacher, Scranton, N.D., and Scott Monke, Regent, N.D., were elected to serve as directors from the southwest district. Art Schilke, Crosby, N.D., and Blake Inman, Berthold, N.D., were elected to serve as at-large directors. The directors were selected by the USDGA membership to serve three-year terms.
The 2017-2018 executive officers are: President Mark Martinson, Rolette, N.D.; 1st Vice President Blake Inman, Berthold, N.D.; 2nd Vice President Tracy Schumacher, Scranton, N.D.; and Secretary/Treasurer Arvin Larson, Williston, N.D. The officers were selected by the USDGA board of directors to serve one-year terms.
USDGA’s mission is to increase the profitability of durum production through effective market development and promotion and coordinated communication and educational outreach. For more information, visit

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