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

Troy Coons

Troy Coons

President

6056 74th St NW, Donnybrook, ND 58734 | (701) 721-4258 | ccfarms@srt.com

Troy Coons is the current Chairman of North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association.  He is also 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 involved 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).

Doug Miller

Doug Miller

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

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!

Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt

7025 106th Ave NW, Tioga, ND, 58852 | (701) 641-8989 | mwsfarm@outlook.com

Mark currently farms full time near Tioga.  Schmidt was a past member/president of Northern Pulse Growers Association and is current president of Tioga School board.  He and his wife, Yvonne, have four children, Naomi (Jacob, husband), Leah (Dylan, Husband), Bethany (Sr. in High school), and Jeremiah (8th grade).

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT DIRECTORS

Tim Oech

Tim Oech

3875 Hwy 16, Beach, ND 58621 | (701) 872-5650 | toech@midstate.net

Tim is a 4th generation farmer from Beach, ND.  He has actively raised certified seed and been involved with crop improvement for 30 years.  Tim has three children, one girl and two boys.  His daughter plays basketball at Bismarck State College and the boys are active in FFA and 4-H.  His involvement with his children’s activities along with farming keep him busy.

Cameron Wahlstrom

Cameron Wahlstrom

14632 35th St NW, Alexander, ND 58831 | (701) 770-6631 | Cwahlstrom2020@gmail.com

Cameron is a 4th generation farmer from northwest of Alexander, ND where he and his wife, Lacy, along with their two children, Reese and Porter, live and farm with his parents, Craig and Denise. Cameron attended NDSU where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Crop and Weed Science. He has worked at the Williston Research Extension Center for the past 12 years as an Agricultural Research Specialist along with being a Certified Crop Advisor. Cameron is a director for McKenzie Electric and sits on the Alexander School Board.

Carson Kouba

Carson Kouba

1st Vice President

6162 105th Ave SW, Regent, ND 58650 |  (701) 563-7800 | blackbutte@ndsupernet.com

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.  

NORTHEAST DISTRICT DIRECTORS

Charlie Stein

Charlie Stein

2nd Vice President

2445 113th Ave NE, McVille, ND 58254 | (701) 351-3643 | cdstein.79@gmail.com

Charlie grew up on his parents’ farm in Nelson county. After high school, he attended U of M Crookston and majored in Plant Industries Management-Agronomy. Stein worked for Farmers Union Drayton as an Agronomist before returning to the farm. While in Drayton, he met his wife, and they have three teenage children. They raise several crops for seed production. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, fishing, traveling, and going to their kids’ activities. 

Tim Goeser

Tim Goeser

8060 89th St NE, Munich, ND 58352 | (701) 351-1002 | goeser.bison.fan@gmail.com

Tim is the North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association District Director from the Northeast District.  Tim farms with his dad in the Munich area. He has one son, Jared.

Mark Seastrand

Mark Seastrand

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

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. 


 

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT DIRECTORS

Blane Nitschke

Blane Nitschke

Box 473, Jud, ND 58454 |  (701) 320-6038 | bandbfarms@outlook.com

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

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.

 

 

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) 231-8067 | 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

COUNTY AGENTS REPRESENTATIVE

SW District | Craig Askim, Mercer County Extension | 1400 Hwy 49N #103, Beulah, ND 58523 | (701) 873-5195 | craig.askim@ndsu.edu
NW District | Dan Folske, Burke County Extension | Courthouse, PO Box 280, Bowbells, ND 58721-0280 |  (701) 377-2927 | Dan.Folske@ndsu.edu
NE District | Brenden Klebe, Pierce County Extension | Courthouse, 240 SE 2nd St, Rugby, ND 58368 | (701) 776-6234 ext. 5 | b.klebe@ndsu.edu
SE District | Julianne Racine, LaMoure County Extension | Courthouse, PO Box 37, LaMoure, ND 58458 |  (701) 883-6085 | julianne.racine@ndsu.edu

SEED ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

SW District | Cameron Wahlstrom
NW District | Troy Coons
NE District | Mark Seastrand
SE District | Luke Anderson

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 three directors elected from each of the following districts:
    • Northeast District
    • Southeast District
    • Southwest District
    • Northwest District

NDCISA Districts

  • Twelve voting members represent four districts.
  • Seven ex-officio non-voting directors.
    • Two from the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Plant Sciences Department or Research &
      Extension Centers (RECs).
    • One from the ND State Seed Department.
    • Four from the ND Association of Extension Agents.

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