NDSU Extension - Stark & Billings County


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2019 Harvest Bowl Celebrates County Agriculturists

The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and seven counties in Minnesota were honored during the 46th annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University on Nov. 8.

Information on the outstanding agriculturists listed by county is available at http://bit.ly/19HarvestBowlBios.


Local Honorees were:


Billings County - Kasey and Darnyl Malkowski have a cow-calf operation, run yearlings and raise F1 replacement heifers on a fourth-generation ranch near Fairfield using hay crop rotation practices. They have been ranching for 25 years. Kasey also has been a member of the Billings County Weed Control Board for four years. Darnyl has been an administrative assistant at the Dickinson Police Department for 18½ years. In addition, Darnyl is a 4-H leader, treasurer of the Dickinson Police Association, a member of the North Dakota Community Corrections Association and Belfield Career and Technical Education Board, and a 2016-17 honorary FFA degree recipient. They have three children.


Stark County - Arthur and Cindi Ridl and Kurt and Laurie Ridl

Arthur and Cindi raise hard red spring wheat, malt barley, grain and silage corn, sunflowers, cover crops and hay with Kurt and Laurie near Dickinson using no-till farming practices. They also raise purebred registered Angus cattle, finish Holstein steers and have been the home of the North Dakota bull test for the last 31 years. They received the Western Stark County Soil Conservation Award in 2014. Arthur also is the Stark County sunflower representative. Cindi is a former 4-H leader. Arthur and Cindi have five children. Laurie is a retired nurse. Kurt and Laurie have four children.


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