Goehring Appoints Two to Organic Advisory Board

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Karri Stroh, LaMoure, and Twyla Stroh, Tappen, to two-year terms on the North Dakota Organic Advisory Board.

Goehring also reappointed Brad Brummond, Park River; David Podoll, Fullerton; Kevin Kvamme, Kindred; Grayson Hoberg, Harvey, and Lowell Kaul, Harvey, to two-year terms on the advisory board.

Karri Stroh, the executive director of the Northen Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society,  succeeds Dennis Schill, Hannah; on the 16-member board. Twila Stroh, administrator of the North Dakota Chapter 2 Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA), succeeds Keith Kadrmas, Center.

"The board provides the North Dakota Department of Agriculture with information and ideas to better identify and meet organic industry needs,” Goehring said. “The members represent organic producers, processors, retailers, consumers and certifiers.”

The advisory board was established in 2006, after the publication of a federally-funded study, “The Status of Organic Agriculture in North Dakota.” The full text of the report is available at http://www.nd.gov/ndda/Organic/StatusOrganicAgND.

As of 2008, North Dakota ranked third among U.S. states in certified organic cropland acres. More information on the organic agriculture industry in North Dakota is available at www.ndorganics.nd.gov.