Goehring names fertilizer inspector

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Brian Kramer as a fertilizer inspector in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

“Brian has an extensive knowledge of agriculture and is a long-familiar figure in state agriculture circles,” Goehring said. “He is dedicated to helping producers stay in compliance with the rules and regulations regarding fertilizer products.”

A native of Denbigh, Kramer graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in agriculture and animal science. Following graduation, he worked for a feedlot near Fordville before moving to Turtle Lake.

Kramer was employed in the state office of the North Dakota Farm Bureau for about 25 years, serving as state policy director for 15 years.

In his new position, Kramer will conduct inspections of equipment and storage facilities for liquid and dry fertilizer and anhydrous ammonia facilities. He will also provide technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, applicators and others on fertilizer use and storage.

Kramer will be based in Turtle Lake and cover the western half of North Dakota. He will report to Eric Delzer, fertilizer specialist in NDDA's Pesticide and Fertilizer Division.