Meet the Board of Directors
The NDFB Board of Directors is comprised of a president, elected at large, and individuals elected from each of the nine Farm Bureau Districts, the Promotion and Education Commitee Chair and the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee Chair. The vice president is elected by the full delegate body but also serves as the district director for his or her district.
Douglas farmer Daryl Lies was elected to the District 6 Director position in 2013 and elected as NDFB President in 2015.
He and his wife, Kim raise hogs, sheep, and goats with an emphasis in show animals. He is active in McLean County Farm Bureau. Up until his election as NDFB President, Daryl served as the agriculture liaison to Representative Kevin Cramer. He is an owner of Full Flavor Farms, Daryl's Racing Pigs and serves as a radio host on KFYR radio.
The Lies have two children and two grandchildren.
Monango farmer-rancher Val Wagner and her husband, Mark run a Red Angus/Simmental commercial livestock ranch. They also raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa and cover crops. She was elected as Vice President in 2023. Wagner was elected to the District 3 NDFB Board of Directors position in 2020. As the District 3 director, she represents Farm Bureau members in Dickey, LaMoure, Ransom, Richland and Sargent counties.
Wagner is also a past member of the state and national Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee and the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee. She has also served on the local school board.
The Wagners have four boys.
District 1 Director
Cavalier farmer Craig Vaughn was elected as the District 1 director for the NDFB Board of Directors in 2019. As the District 1 director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson and Grand Forks counties.
Craig and his wife, Kelly, raise corn, wheat, soybeans, field peas and alfalfa. They also raise purebred Limousin cattle. The Vaughns have two children.
Craig has served on the NDFB Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee as well as the American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R Committee. He is also serves on the Cavalier City Council.
District 2 Director
Dana Kaldor has served as the District 2 director since 2015. He served as Vice President from 2017 to 2023. He is a former committee member of the state Young Farmer and Rancher Committee and has served on the Traill County Farm Bureau Board as a director and president.
As the District 2 Director, Dana represents Farm Bureau members in Barnes, Cass, Griggs, Steele and Traill counties.
He and his wife, Dawn, have a farm near Hillsboro and raise soybeans, corn and wheat. The Kaldors have three children.
District 4 Director
Jason Skaar was elected to the NDFB District 4 Board position in 2020. He is a lifetime resident of Hampden and the fourth generation on the farm. Jason and his wife, Danielle, have a small grain farm in northern Ramsey County and grow wheat, canola and soybeans.
As the District 4 Director, Jason represents NDFB members in Rolette, Towner, Pierce, Ramsey, Benson and Eddy counties.
Jason has been involved with the Ramsey County Farm Bureau Board since 2002, serving as chairman of the county board twice.
The Skaars have 4 children.
District 5 Director
Tim Schoenhard of Steele was elected as the District 5 director for the NDFB Board of Directors in 2020. As the District 5 director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Wells, Foster, Kidder, Stutsman, Logan and McIntosh counties.
Tim and his wife, Kaylene, along with their two children have a cow calf operation and raise Registered Quarter Horses.
Tim has served as the Kidder County Farm Bureau President and was a member of the Kidder County Fair Association.
District 6 Director
Bottineau farmer Brian Nordmark was elected to the District 6 position on the NDFB Board of Directors in 2022. As the District 6 Director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Bottineau, McHenry, McLean, Renville, Sheridan and Ward counties.
Brian farms wheat, soybean, canola, sunflowers, durum, barley and flax. He and his girlfriend, Tasha Gorentz also raise cows, sheep, chickens and horses.
Brian has one son.
District 7 Director
Sterling area farmer Lucas Lang was elected to the NDFB Board of Directors in 2017. As the District 7 Director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Mercer, Oliver, Morton, Grant, Sioux, Emmons and Burleigh Counties.
Lucas and his wife, Heather raise barley, oats and flax. They also have a farrow to fork hog operation. Lucas has served on the NDFB Young Farmer and Rancher Committee and has been active in Burleigh County Farm Bureau for several years. The Langs have three children.
District 8 Director
Keith Rockeman of Grassy Butte was elected to the District 8 position on the NDFB Board of Directors in 2021. As the District 8 director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Burke, Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties.
Keith and his wife, Cheryl, raise registered Polled Herefords with their son, Josh.
He serves as the president of McKenzie County Farm Bureau.
District 9 Director
Dickinson-area rancher Chris Reindel was elected District 9 Director in 2023. As the District 9 Director, Reindel represents Farm Bureau members in Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark counties.
Chris and his wife Rebecca raise beef cattle and sheep. Chris has been active in Farm Bureau for many years and is also a New England Lions member and member of the New England Public School CTE Board. The Reindels have three children.
Jolyn was elected to the Promotion and Education Committee chairmanship in 2021. As the P&E Chair, she represents that committee on the NDFB Board of Directors.
Jolyn and her husband, Chris, raise commercial and registered Red Angus and grow crops for feed.
She previously served as the N.D. Cattle Women state president and is still active in the District 4 Cattle Women.
Jolyn and Chris have two daughters.
As the chair of the YF&R Committee, Chance has a seat on the NDFB Board.
Chance and his wife, Nicole, farm and ranch near Upham, where they have a cow/calf operation and raise corn, soybeans, oats, wheat, and rye.
They have one child.