Board of Directors

A passionate group of farmers and ranchers

The North Dakota Farmers Union State Board of Directors is made up of the president, vice president and one director from each of seven districts throughout the state. Directors representing even-numbered districts are elected in even years and directors representing odd-numbered districts are elected in odd years.

 

 

Mark Watne

President

email
701-952-0106
cell: 701-320-4667

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Bob Kuylen

Vice President

email
701-677-4115
cell: 701-260-7140

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Jon Iverson

District 1 director

email
701-256-2079
cell: 701-370-9992

Jon Iverson of Langdon represents Benson, Cavalier, Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, Ramsey, Towner and Walsh Counties
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Ryan Taylor

District 2 director

email
701-537-5660
cell: 701-537-3632

Ryan Taylor of Towner represents Bottineau, McHenry, Pierce, Rolette and Ward Counties

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Tyler Stafslien

District 3 director

email
701-426-4028

Tyler Stafslien of Makoti represents Burke, Divide, Mountrail, Renville and Williams Counties

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Shane Sickler

District 4 director

email
701-483-8827
cell: 701-290-1322

Shane Sickler of Gladstone represents Adams, Billings/Golden Valley, Bowman/Slope, Dunn, Hettinger, McKenzie and Stark Counties.

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Wes Niederman Jr.

District 5 director/secretary

email
701-584-3226
cell: 701-426-0793

Wes Niederman of Elgin represents Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux Counties.

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Shelly Ziesch

District 6 director

email
701-220-9675

Shelly Ziesch of Pettibone represents Dickey, Eddy, Foster, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman and Wells Counties.

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Ronda Throener

District 7 director/treasurer

email
701-724-3648
cell: 701-680-1949

Ronda Throener of Cogswell represents Barnes, Cass, Griggs, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill Counties.

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