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, 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.
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, Kaldor 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 1 Director
St. Thomas farmer Nathan Green was elected as the District 1 director for the NDFB Board of Directors in 2010. As the District 1 director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson and Grand Forks counties.
Nathan and his wife, Melissa, raise sugbeets, hard red spring wheat, navy beans and soybeans on their farm. The Greens have three children.
In addition to his involvement in Farm Bureau, Nathan is a member of the St. Thomas Booster Club and the St. Thomas Fire Department.
District 3 Director
Verona farmer Tom Christensen was elected to the District 3 NDFB Board of Directors position in 2011. As the District 3 director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Dickey, LaMoure, Ransom, Richland and Sargent counties.
He is also past president of LaMoure County County Farm Bureau.
Christensen has a fourth-generation farm where he raises corn and soybeans. He has three children.
District 4 Director
Trisa Tedrow of New Rockford was elected to represent District 4 on the NDFB Board of Directors in 2018. As District 4 director, she represents Farm Bureau members in Benson, Eddy, Pierce, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties.
Trisa is the owner veterinarian at Town & Country Veterinary Service in New Rockford. She grew up on a farm and ranch and after receiving her degree moved back to start her business.
She is the Eddy County Farm Bureau President and is also involved in the New Rockford Community Development Foundation.
District 5 Director
Hurdsfield farmer Chad Weckerly was elected as the District 5 director for the NDFB Board of Directors in 2010. As the District 5 director, he represents Farm Bureau members in Wells, Foster, Kidder, Stutsman, Logan and McIntosh counties.
Chad and his wife, Tessa, raise wheat, barley, soybeans, pinto beans, corn and sunflowers on their farm. The Weckerlys have four children.
Prior to his service on the state board, Chad served on the executive committee for the NDFB PAC. He is also a member of the Hurdsfield Community Club.
District 6 Director
Berthold farmer Nathan Fegley was elected to represent District 6 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.
Fegley was previously on the NDFB Young Farmer and Rancher Committee representing District 6.
Fegley and his wife, Katie, raise a variety of crops with an emphasis on seed production. The Fegleys have three children.
District 7 Director
Sterling area farmer Lucas Lang was elected to the NDFB Board of Directors in 2017. As the District 7 Director, Lang represents Farm Bureau members in Mercer, Oliver, Morton, Grant, Sioux, Emmons and Burleigh Counties.
Lang and his wife, Heather raise barley, oats and flax. They also have a farrow to fork hog operation. Lang 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
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.
Olson and his wife, Heidi, raise small grains and pulse crops on their farm. They have two children.
Olson 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.
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.
Dvorak has been the president of Dunn County Farm Bureau and has served as the chair of the NDFB Young Farmer and Rancher Committee.
Dvorak 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.
Alysa Leier was elected to the Promotion and Education Committee chairmanship in 2016. As the P&E Chair, she represents that committee on the NDFB Board of Directors.
Alysa and her husband, Dustin, raise beans, flowers, wheat, corn and cattle on their farm near Minot. She holds a Bachelor's degree in biology from Minot State University and helps around the farm, driving tractor and combine. The Leiers have two children.
Steven Walsh is the chairman of the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee. The chair of the YF&R Committee holds a position on the NDFB Board of Directors.
Steven and his wife, Sara, farm and ranch in Rolette County raising wheat, barley, soybeans and corn. They also have a cow/calf beef operation. They have three children.
Steven is also a junior high basketball coach and the Rolette County Farm Bureau president.