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Williams County Outstanding Agriculturist of 2017 - Dennis and Mavis Johnsrud of Epping

Excellence in Agriculture Celebrated During NDSU Harvest Bowl 2017 The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and several counties in Minnesota were honored during the 44th Annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University, on November 10 - 11, 2017.
Williams County Outstanding Agriculturist of 2017 - Dennis and Mavis Johnsrud of Epping

Williams County Outstanding Agriculturists of 2017

 

Williams County Outstanding Agriculturist of 2016- Dennis and Mavis Johnsrud of Epping

Excellence in Agriculture Celebrated During NDSU Harvet Bowl 2017.  The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and several counties in Minnesota were honored during the 44 annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University on November 10 – 11, 2018.

We want to say CONGRATULATIONS to Dennis and Mavis. Thank you for all of the support you give the Extension Service! They were awarded the 2017 Agriculturalists of the year. They were recognized at the NDSU Harvest Bowl football game and attended a banquet in November.

Dennis and Mavis Johnsrud raise peas, safflowers, alfalfa, lentils, canola, winter wheat and durum on a fifth-generation farm near Epping. They use one-pass seeding farming practices and focus on minimizing soil erosion. They have been farming for 38 years and received the Williams County Conservation Award. Dennis also is a member of the National Hard Spring Wheat Show, Williams County Weed Board, Upper Great Plains Traffic Institute Advisory Board and North Dakota Ag Rail Business Council Advisory Board, and a director of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association. Mavis is a member of the National Hard Spring Wheat Show Bread Fair, church council, several craft clubs and McKenzie County Birthday Club. She also is the cemetery sexton and musician for Epping Lutheran Church. They have two children.

— feeling thankful.

 

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