NDCUC says “Thank You” to 2-Term Board Member

This spring, the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council is saying “Thank you!” and “Goodbye!” to Scott German, Oakes, ND, as he completes his 2nd term as a board representative for District 6, comprised of Lamoure and Dickey Counties.

Scott got his start in agriculture in 1988 with the purchase of 3 bred sows for an FFA project. What started out as a small FFA project soon grew into a 14,000 head per year custom finishing operation! Today Scott farms with his father, Mick, and his son Ethan. Scott has four sons – Hunter, Ethan, Mason and Karsen. Together, the German’s operate about 4,500 acres with a corn and soybean rotation. Scott hopes to continue his involvement on the farm as his son grows older and maintain the family farming dynamic that he shares with his own father.

German has represented North Dakota corn producers in District 6 since 2013 and as his second term comes to an end, he is reflecting on his time serving on the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council board. “Being on the Council these past eight years has been an incredible learning experience for me,” shares Scott. “I have been given the opportunity to represent my fellow corn farmers locally, nationally, and even abroad, and I have met some really great people along the way.”

Scott was a driving force for the creation of the North Dakota Livestock Alliance (NDLA). He set goals that at the time were very aggressive of bringing 20,000 animal units to North Dakota by 2020, and recently during a discussion with NDLA Executive Director, Amber Boeshans it was shared that Scott’s goal was greatly exceeded. NDLA continues to be a driving force towards a stronger animal agriculture industry in North Dakota.

Scott served as Chairman of the ND Corn Utilization Council from 2015-2019. He served as a NDCUC representative on the trade policy advisory team for the U.S. Grains Council from 2017-2021 and was the NDCUC representative on the NDLA from 2016-2018.

“Scott brought energy, enthusiasm, and a love of the corn industry to the NDCUC. He was an exceptional board member and leader,” commented Jason Rayner, Chairman of the NDCUC. “We wish Scott the very best and know that he will continue to work to enhance the corn industry in North Dakota.”

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) was created in 1991 and consists of seven members representing seven districts. NDCUC board members can serve 2 consecutive 4-year terms. The NDCUC oversees how North Dakota’s corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, education, and promotion of corn and corn products. Justin Quandt, Oakes, ND, was elected by his peers at the NDCUC District 6 election on March 16, 2021, to replace Scott German.