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Oilseed Council & Temporary Relocation of Burke Extension Office

County Agent News
Dan Folske
December 11, 2017

 Oilseed Council

            The last few weeks I’ve written about the ND Soybean Council and the ND Barley Council. This week I’ll write about the ND Oilseed Council.


            The ND Oilseed Council is similar to other commodity councils in that it is funded through checkoffs on the sale of the commodities tit represents. However, it gets a bit complicated after that. The Oilseed Council represents sunflowers, canola, safflower, flax, and other oilseeds. Sunflower and canola producers elect county representatives, who then elect representatives to the state board. Flax, crambe, and safflower representatives are appointed by the governor.



            The current Chair is Jeff Oberholzer. Jeff is the elected sunflower representative from District 6. Bryan Aaland is the Vice Chair. Bryan is the elected representative from Canola District 1, which includes Burke County. Kent Horntvedt is the current county canola representative from Burke County. Kent’s term expires in 2018 and Canola elections will be held in conjunction with the Burke County Ag Improvement Annual meeting later this winter.


            More information about the activities of the Oilseed Council can be obtained by contacting Donna Ellison, Email: donnae@sunflowernsa.com or Phone: (701) 328-5107


Temporary Relocation

            Due to construction at the Burke County Courthouse the NDSU Extension office has been moved into the Veterans Services office in the basement of the Courthouse. Our phones are being forwarded to my cell phone or Charlene’s cell phone so you can reach us at the same 701-377-2927 number. This is a temporary move but we have not been given any timeline for completion of the portion of the project affecting our regular office space. My email and cell phone remain unchanged. Dan.folske@ndsu.edu and 701-339-1133.




















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