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Excellence in Agriculture Celebrated During Harvest Bowl

The NDSU Harvest Bowl program recognizes the success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists.

The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and several counties in Minnesota were honored during the 43rd annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University, on Nov. 4.

Information on the outstanding agriculturists listed by county is available at, and photos are available at

2016 Harvest Bowl honorees by county, name and city:

  • Adams - Ryan and Rhonda Honeyman, Reeder
  • Barnes - Brad and Janelle Noeske, Valley City
  • Benson - Dave and Denise Swanson, Maddock
  • Billings - Dwayne Shypkoski, Belfield
  • Bottineau - Bill and Trudy Artz, Westhope
  • Bowman - Jerid and Camie Janikowski, Bowman
  • Burke - Mark and Kiara Crosby, Bowbells
  • Burleigh - David and Colleen Pearce, Bismarck
  • Cass - Tom and Kitty Teigen, West Fargo
  • Cavalier - Robert and Jean Wilhelmi, Nekoma
  • Cavalier - Richard and Cheryl Wilhelmi, Nekoma
  • Dickey - Jim and Lisa Pernsteiner, Monango
  • Divide - Lavern and Julie Johnson, Grenora
  • Dunn - Shane and Jana Sickler, Gladstone
  • Eddy - Jason and Veronica Vollmer, Grace City
  • Emmons - David and Dianne Kalberer, Hazelton
  • Fort Berthold - Everette and Dawn Hall, New Town
  • Foster - Bruce and Lynelle Bachmeier, Carrington
  • Golden Valley - Gary and Brenda Maus, Golva
  • Grand Forks - Mike and Linda Hergert, Grand Forks
  • Grant - Clarence Jr. and Sandy Laub, Elgin
  • Griggs - Laverne and Kathy Larson, Cooperstown
  • Hettinger - James and Patty Thomas, Mott
  • Kidder - Rodney and Linda Rudolph, Dawson
  • LaMoure - Christof and Kelli Just, Berlin
  • Logan - Mitch and Doris Leier, Kintyre
  • McHenry - Donald and Dixie Walter, Velva
  • McIntosh - Daniel and Jennifer Neu, Ashley
  • McIntosh - Anthony and Lisa Neu, Ashley
  • McKenzie - Andy Mogen, Charlson
  • McLean - Donald and Edith Bauman, Ryder
  • Mercer - Shannon and Korrine Sailer, Hazen
  • Morton - Bill and Bonnie Meuchel, New Salem
  • Mountrail - Gary and Jenette Nelson, Stanley
  • Nelson - John and Brenda Steffan, Michigan
  • Oliver - Lonnie Henke, Hannover
  • Pembina - Craig and Sheri Steiger, Cavalier
  • Pierce - Steve and Renae Dockter, Rugby
  • Ramsey - Francis and Kim Leiphon, Crary
  • Ransom - Dave and Kim Utke, Sheldon
  • Renville - Delwin and Vicky Gates, Mohall
  • Richland - Mike and Chandra Langseth, Barney
  • Rolette - Bob and Jo Dunlop, Rolla
  • Sargent - Arlin and Melinda Mund, Milnor
  • Sheridan - Mike and Marjorie Axt, McClusky
  • Sioux - Elaine Schmidt, Solen
  • Slope - Chad and Lyndsey Erickson, New England
  • Stark - Daryl and Sheila Kostelecky, Dickinson
  • Steele - David Nygaard, Finley
  • Stutsman - Jeremy and Sarah Wilson, Jamestown
  • Towner - Jeff and Cathy Teubner, Cando
  • Traill - David and Erica Knudsvig, Buxton
  • Walsh - Dwight and Susan Johnson, Park River
  • Ward - Chad and Ninette Anderson, Minot
  • Wells - Bryon and Laura Brynjulson, Hurdsfield
  • Williams - Brian and Erin Johnson, Ray

Minnesota honorees by county, name and city:

  • Becker - Christopher and Mara Bergen, Detroit Lakes
  • Clay - Brian and Lora Petermann, Hawley
  • Kittson - Dean and Carol Carlson, Kennedy
  • Mahnomen - Gary and Rose Schlick, Mahnomen
  • Marshall - Rodney and Eunice Liedberg, Newfolden
  • Norman - John and Lorraine Jossund, Perley
  • Traverse - Steve and Rebekah Schmidt, Dumont

An agribusiness award recipient also is chosen annually. This award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of agriculture and business in North Dakota and beyond. David Berg, retired president and chief executive officer of American Crystal Sugar Co., was this year’s recipient. More Berg information is available at

Several scholarships also were awarded to outstanding male and female athletes during Harvest Bowl. Scholarship winners and photos are available at

  • Photo Note: NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani presented each honoree with their award.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Nov. 22, 2016

Source:Danielle Bratvold, 701-231-6804,
Editor:Kelli Armbruster, 701-231-6136,
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