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NDSU’s Annual Aldrich C. Bloomquist Lectureship to be held March 26

Marshal Albright, former president and CEO of Cass County Electric Cooperative, will give this year's Aldrich C. Bloomquist Lectureship at NDSU.

Students and industry leaders are invited to attend the 30th annual Aldrich C. Bloomquist Lectureship on March 26. This year’s featured speaker is Marshal Albright, former president and CEO of Cass County Electric Cooperative.

The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the Prairie Rose Ballroom inside the NDSU Memorial Union.

The lectureship is sponsored by the NDSU Quentin N. Burdick Center for Cooperatives and Aldrich C. Bloomquist Endowment, which was established by American Crystal Sugar Co.

Designed to provide university students an opportunity to hear first-hand from distinguished individuals involved in cooperatives, it also allows for cooperative employees, directors and members to network with university students looking for careers with cooperatives.

Marshal Albright, selected to present this year’s lectureship, recently retired from Cass County Electric Cooperative after 37 years. During his career, Albright served in various positions within the company including load management technician, marketing representative, marketing manager, key accounts executive, vice president of member and energy services, and president and CEO.  

Event details and registration are available at ndsu.ag/bloomquist.

American Crystal Sugar Co., a cooperative owned by approximately 2,600 farmers, supplies 16% of U.S. sugar and employs 2,000 men and women in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota.

The Quentin N. Burdick Center for Cooperatives (QBCC) at North Dakota State University helps cooperative businesses reach their potential while being the region’s trusted source for education, outreach and research on cooperative businesses. The QBCC provides educational opportunities through university courses and executive education programs. Research activities focus on issues unique to cooperative businesses operating in the Northern Plains.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – March 13, 2024

Source: Frayne Olson, 701-231-7377, frayne.olson@ndsu.edu

Source: Kristi Schweiss, 701-231-6189, kristi.schweiss@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-7006, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu

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