Goehring names Andrew Erickson as pesticide inspector

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Andrew Erickson as a pesticide inspector for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).

“Andrew has firsthand experience in using pesticides,” Goehring said. “His academic background and work experience will help him in working with producers to ensure compliance with pesticide laws and regulations.”

A native of Grand Forks, Erickson graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in fish and wildlife biology. He worked as a pesticide applicator for the Walsh County Soil Conservation District and later in fisheries with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

In his new position, Erickson will conduct routine inspections and investigations of farms, ranches, dealers, distributors and manufacturers, related to the sale, distribution and use of pesticides.

Erickson will be based in Park River and will cover northeastern North Dakota, including Cavalier, Grand Forks, Griggs, Nelson, Pembina, Steele, Traill and Walsh counties.

He will report to Blake Schaan, NDDA pesticide enforcement supervisor.