Board of Directors

NDCISA Board of Directors

The board of directors shall be responsible for the governance and general administration of the Association.

 

NORTHWEST DISTRICT DIRECTORS

Doug Miller

Doug Miller

PO Box 416, Kenmare, ND 58746 | (701) 721-1107 | dnl.miller@gmail.com | Re-Elected Fall 2020

Doug grew up on a family farm near Donnybrook/Kenmare ND. He graduated from Kenmare High and NDSU in the early 90’s. Miller started farming full time in 1996 with Miller Farms and Miller Golden Acres where they have been raising and conditioning certified seed since 1975.  He currently lives near Kenmare and married Laura Miller in 2004. They have four children, Mashae, Mavrick, Mersadie and Maguire, who all attend Kenmare public school and keep them quite busy!

Troy Coons

Troy Coons

6056 74th St NW, Donnybrook, ND 58734 | 701-822-3800 | 701-721-4258ccfarms@srt.com | At-large – Appointed Spring 2023

Troy is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Northwest Landowners Association and has served on the Board of Directors since founding the organization in 2007.   Coons is a graduate of North Dakota State University and hails from Donnybrook, ND. Before founding Northwest Landowners Association, Coons has been involve  in a variety of different industries both in North Dakota and California, including leading a fitness facility, catering company and building his family farm into a registered and certified seed farm.

In addition to serving as the CEO of C&C Farms and C&C Snow & Gravel, Coons also serves on several regional, statewide, and international boards of directors. These boards include Meridian Seeds, State Crop & Seed Association, Mountrail County Ag Improvement Board, Mountrail County Township Association, Loland Township Association, Dakota Select Seeds, High Country Land Association, NDSU Advisory Board, Kenmare Economic Development Board (past), Ward County Ag Improvement Board (past), Indoor Suns Systems Worldwide Manufacture & Sales Company (past), Meridian Ventures, ND Flax Council, Rural Fire Department Board (past), and City of Donnybrook Fire Department Board (past).

Parker Gates

Parker Gates

3750 County Rd. 4, Mohall, ND 58761| 701-240-0500 | gatesfarm2010@gmail.com | Elected Fall 2022

Parker grew up on his family’s farm near Mohall. He was always at the farm or in the field from the moment he was born. He started renting his own ground as a freshman in high school. He graduated from Mohall Lansford Sherwood High School in 2010 and went to BSC for 2 years for farm management classes before returning home to continue farming with his dad, raising certified and registered seed.

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT DIRECTORS

Carson Kouba

Carson Kouba

President

6162 105th Ave SW, Regent, ND 58650 |  (701) 563-7800 | blackbutte@ndsupernet.com | Re-Elected Fall 2021 (3rd term)

Carson farms in southwest ND north of Regent with his wife and son. They raise spring wheat, canola, corn, sunflowers and soybeans. Carson has been on the NDCISA board for 6 years. He also serves on the board for Farm Credit Services of Mandan, St. Henry’s parish council and the Hettinger county planning and zoning board. As a sideline Kouba has an ag equipment and auto repair shop.  

Vacancy

Luke Mahlen

5353 153rd Avce NW, Williston, ND 58801|  701-570-4790 | lukemuhlen@gmail.com | Elected Winter 2024

NORTHEAST DISTRICT DIRECTORS

Mark Seastrand

Mark Seastrand

1st Vice President

2650 65th Ave NE, Sheyenne, ND 58374 | (701) 720-8324 | mark.seastrand@ndbarley.net |Re- Elected Fall 2021

Mark is a fourth-generation farmer. He started farming over 40 years ago while still in high school. After graduating from high school Seastrand attended Lake Region Community College, studying diesel mechanics and farm and ranch management. In 1988, he went back to college at Minot State to study Chemistry. Mark has been married for 25 years and has one daughter who is following her mother’s footsteps into the teaching field. 

 

Jeremiah Halley

Jeremiah Halley

8659 Hwy 281, Bisbee, ND 58317 | (701) 261-0714 | jhjhalley05@yahoo.com| Elected Fall 2022

Jeremiah farms with his family in north central Towner County between Bisbee and Rock Lake. They raise soybeans, spring wheat, pinto beans, barley, and flax along with growing certified seed. Jeremiah attended NDSU and earned a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. He also is a director on the Towner County Crop Improvement Board and Northstar School Board.

 

John Steffan

John Steffan

steffarm@polarcomm.com| 4175 111th Ave NE, Michigan, ND 58259 | Elected Winter 2024

John has spent his entire life on the family farm near Michigan, ND. John attended NDSSS in Wahpeton graduating with a degree in Ag Business Management. He started farming with his father and older brother Gerald in 1986. Presently he farms with his sons Nathan and Roman and younger brother David. The farm has been in the certified seed business since 1986 and has recently become a certified seed conditioner. They raise spring wheat, barley, canola, corn, soybeans, pinto beans and sunflowers.

 

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT DIRECTORS

Blane Nitschke

Blane Nitschke

P.O. Box 473, Jud, ND 58454 |  (701) 320-6038  |  701-685-2263 | bandbfarms@outlook.com | Elected Fall 2022

Blane was born and raised in Jud, a small town in southeast ND.   He and his brother, Blake, started farming 25 years ago, with a partner, to fit a niche in their current farming operation.  It has been a successful and rewarding endeavor, and has grown from a small seed business to a certified seed cleaning plant and bulk retailer.  As the next generation is becoming part of the operation, and farming is ever-evolving, we hope it will continue to be a legacy for the future.

 

Matthew Buchholz

Matthew Buchholz

212 3rd St. N Casselton, ND 58012 | (701) 541-9772  | Matbuchholz@gmail.com | Elected Fall 2021

 

Matthew Buchholz farms with his family near Casselton, ND and is a 4th generation farmer. They have a certified seed cleaning plant and raise and sell certified seed. He attended NDSCS for farm management post high school.

 

 

Luke Anderson

P.O. Box Box 284, Forman, ND, 58032 | 701-724-3187 | 701-680-2705 | landerson80@hotmail.com | Elected Fall 2022

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Chad Anderson (NDCISA) | 3700 37th Ave SE, Minot, ND 58701 | (701) 838-6213 | chad@ndcropimprovement.com

BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Toni Muffenbier (NDCISA) | PO Box 5084, West Fargo, ND 58078 | (701) 893-6069 | toni@ndcropimprovement.com

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Lee Novak | Minot, ND 58701 | (701) 838-8215 | lee@ndcropimprovement.com

Administrative Assistant

Taylor Gleason | Harwood, ND | Taylor@ndcropimprovement.com

Board of Directors Structure

  • The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the governance and general administration of the Association.
  • The Board of Directors shall include two directors elected from each of the following districts:
    • Northeast District
    • Southeast District
    • Southwest District
    • Northwest District
    • Two at-large directors from the East Districts
    • Two at-large directors from the West Districts 

NDCISA Districts

  • Twelve voting members represent four districts.

Learn more about who we are and our history.

NDCISA's mission is to enhance North Dakota's Agriculture through the production, promotion and distribution of pure seed.

CONTACT US

701-893-6069
PO Box 5084
West Fargo, ND 58078

NDCISA's mission is to enhance North Dakota's Agriculture through the production, promotion and distribution of pure seed.

CONTACT US

701-893-6069
PO Box 5084
West Fargo, ND 58078