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.

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Daryl Lies

NDFB President

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, is a 4-H leader and on the McLean County Fair Board. Up until his election as NDFB President, Daryl served as the agriculture liaison to Representative Kevin Cramer.

The Lies have two children.


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Dana Kaldor

NDFB Vice President

Dana Kaldor was elected NDFB Vice President in 2017. He has served as the District 2 director since 2015.  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.


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Craig Vaughn

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.

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Val Wagner

District 3 Director

Monango farmer-rancher Val Wagner and her husband, Mark run a Red Angus/Simmental commercial livestock ranch. They also raise corn, soybeans, alfala and cover crops. 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.

 

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Jason Skaar

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.

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Tim Schoenhard

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.

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Nathan Fegley

District 6 Director

Berthold farmer Nathan Fegley was appointed to the District 6 position on the NDFB Board of Directors in 2015 to fill out the unexpired term of Daryl Lies, who was elected president in 2015. As the District 6 Director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Bottineau, McHenry, McLean, Renville, Sheridan and Ward counties. He was elected to the position in 2016 and reelected in 2019 to a second term.

Nathan was previously on the NDFB Young Farmer and Rancher Committee representing District 6.

Nathan and his wife, Katie, raise wheat, canola, soybeans, corn and peas. The Fegleys have four children.

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Lucas Lang

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.

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Kirk Olson

District 8 Director

Kirk Olson of Arnegard was elected to the District 8 position on the NDFB Board of Directors in 2012. As the District 8 director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Burke, Divide McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties.

Kirk and his wife, Heidi, raise small grains and pulse crops on their farm. They have two children.

Kirk is a township supervisor, on the Arnegard Township zoning board, and the state Ag in the Classroom board. He also is an ABC farm safety instructor.

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Weston Dvorak

District 9 Director

Manning-area farmer Weston Dvorak was elected to the NDFB Board of Directors in 2014. As the District 9 Director, Dvorak represents Farm Bureau members in Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark counties.

Weston has been the president of Dunn County Farm Bureau and has served as the chair of the NDFB Young Farmer and Rancher Committee.

Weston and his wife, Teresa, operate a fourth-generation farm. They raise Angus cow-calf pairs, and have a backgrounding feedlot. The Dvoraks have four children.

 

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Sarah Lovas

P&E Chair

Sarah was elected to the Promotion and Education Committee chairmanship in 2020. As the P&E Chair, she represents that committee on the NDFB Board of Directors.

Sarah and her husband Jason farm near Hillsboro raising wheat, corn and soybeans. Sarah is also an independent crop consultant and holds positions on the North Dakota Certified Crop Advisor Board and SBARE. She is the Traill County Soil Conservation District Supervisor.

Sarah and Jason have a son.

An image of Dahltin Pahl-YF&R Chairman

Dahltin Pahl

YF&R Chairman

As the chair of the YF&R Committee, Dahltin has a seat on the NDFB Board.

Dahltin farms with his family raising wheat, soybeans and corn near Ellendale. The family also has a cow-calf operation. He has a dog named Jax and says he got involved in Farm Bureau through Collegiate Farm Bureau and attending conferences. "I like having the opportunity to help farmers and ranchers across the state."


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