NDGGA elects new executive team, welcomes new director & honors Leaders in wheat & barley


The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is pleased to announce the election of our new Executive Team: President Brad Thykeson (Portland, ND), Vice President Bob Wisness (Arnegard, ND), Second Vice President Mark Formo (Litchville, ND), and Secretary/Treasurer Gary Neshem (Berthold, ND)

Each of these individuals have tirelessly worked to provide a voice for wheat and barley producers on domestic policy issues – such as crop insurance, disaster assistance and the Farm Bill. They will provide an excellent source of leadership and NDGGA looks forward to what the next year has to offer.

One new director has joined the ND Grain Growers board. Linton, ND producer Tom Bernhardt was elected to the South East District. We welcome his ideas and input and are excited to get him involved in the group.


Each year the North Dakota Grain Growers Association gives out two awards to an individual and industry person who shows leadership and exemplary commitment to the wheat and barley industry. This year’s recipients have just that:

Keith Neshem was a dedicated director who gave ten years of service to the NDGGA Board. For his tireless service and continued passion for the wheat and barley industry he was awarded the NDGGA Kernel Award at the 2010 Annual Conference Banquet.

Becky Braaten has proven herself time and time again as a champion for producers. As a leader in the crop insurance field she has put her time and knowledge towards bettering producer’s options and creating solutions to problems in the crop insurance field. For this NDGGA was proud to give Becky the NDGGA Industry Kernel Award.


Source: NDGGA