North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees


The nonprofit charity formed in 2008, announced the three new directors in a press release on November 23.

“We are delighted to welcome Teresa, Jerry and Wendy to the Board of Directors,” said NDSF President Dan Rorvig, a breeder from McVille. “Their vast experience and vision in industry and community service will be a perfect addition to our group and will help Stockmen’s Foundation (of North Dakota) accomplish its mission. “

Wendy Stuber, of Bowman, is a new director of the board of directors of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. Stuber grew up on his family’s Hereford ranch in County Slope and currently resides north of Bowman. (Contribution / North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation)

Stuber grew up on his family’s Hereford ranch in County Slope and currently resides north of Bowman. She has a son, Garrett (Sydnee), and two granddaughters, Blakelee and Brecklyn. Working as a receptionist at Prairie Dental, Inc., Stuber is also District 4 Administrator for the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame and Director of Southwestern Health Services. He is a member of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA), the American Hereford Association. , National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Bowman United Methodist Church.

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Jerry Effertz, of Velva, is a new board director for the North Dakota Stockmen's Association.  As a third generation farmer and rancher, Effertz and his wife Norma have a limousine operation, Effertz Black Butte Acres, near Velva.  In 2017, he received the Top Hand Award, the most prestigious distinction from the North Dakota Stockmen's Association.  (Contribution / North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation)

Jerry Effertz, of Velva, is a new board director for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. As a third generation farmer and rancher, Effertz and his wife Norma have a limousine operation, Effertz Black Butte Acres, near Velva. In 2017, he received the Top Hand Award, the most prestigious distinction from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. (Contribution / North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation)

As a third generation farmer and rancher, Effertz and his wife Norma have a limousine operation, Effertz Black Butte Acres, near Velva. They have two daughters, Maria (Mike) Hanson and Kayla Effertz (Craig) Kleven, and four grandchildren, Wyatt, Elizabeth, Paisley and Garrett. According to the press release, Effertz is committed to serving the industry, having served as chairman of the NDSA Seedstock Council, the North Dakota Beef Commission, and the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education and in other leadership roles. with the North Dakota State Fair, the Federation of State Beef Councils and the US Meat Export Federation, among others. In 2017, he received the Top Hand Award, the most prestigious distinction of the NDSA.


Teresa Dvorak, of Manning, is a new board director for the North Dakota Stockmen's Association.  Dvorak is a ranch with her husband Weston and their four daughters, Audrey, Tessa, Landry and Layna.  They have a herd of cows in Angus and a feedlot for backgrounding and heifer development.  (Contribution / North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation)

Teresa Dvorak, of Manning, is a new board director for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. Dvorak is a ranch with her husband Weston and their four daughters, Audrey, Tessa, Landry and Layna. They have a herd of cows in Angus and a feedlot for backgrounding and heifer development. (Contribution / North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation)

Near Manning, Dvorak operates ranches with her husband Weston and their four daughters, Audrey, Tessa, Landry and Layna. They have a herd of cows in Angus and a feedlot for backgrounding and heifer development. The Dvoraks also own a retail meat business, Dunn Burgers, and are partners in a meat processing plant, 6 in 1 Meats. Dvorak received his BSc in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and his MSc in Ruminant Nutrition from North Dakota State University.

The trio will fill the vacancies of Jeff Dahl of Gackle; Renée Erickson of Dickinson; and McLeod’s Mark Huseth – who all completed three two-year terms on the NDSF board and were no longer eligible for a new term.

“The state’s beef industry is doing better because of the dedicated service from Jeff, Renee and Mark,” said Rorvig. “The perspective they have brought and the advice they have provided over the past few years has been invaluable and has helped our charity make a difference in the lives of North Dakota cattle ranchers today. and in the future. “

Since its inception, the NDSF has made significant contributions, including: awarding 85 scholarships to emerging farmers in the industry; provide direct assistance to producers devastated by relentless floods, blizzards, forest fires and drought; providing North Dakota beef to starving families through a statewide pantry; establish a beef research fund to help producers stay on the cutting edge of science and technology; providing mental health resources to farm and ranch families as they weathered uncertain times; and help develop a curriculum to help farmers with the generational transfer of their family businesses.

Going forward, the NDSF will host its biennial fundraiser, the Stockmen’s Ball, on Saturday, December 11, at the Ramkota in Bismarck. The event will feature live and silent auctions, prime rib dinner, games and dancing to live music. Tickets are on sale now for $ 100 each by calling 701-223-2522. Only advance tickets will be sold.


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