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NDCUC hires Molly Fern as Finance and Research Director

FARGO, North Dakota — March 22, 2023 — The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council is pleased to announce the addition of Molly Fern to their staff as Finance and Research Director.

A Fargo native, Fern earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Mary. Then, she went to work for Target Corporation in Minneapolis. She later transferred to Arizona before returning to Fargo and working for a fellow North Dakota commodity group for more than 16 years. Molly joined the team at the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council in March 2023. “Coming from a non-ag background I have learned so much about the agricultural industry in the last 16 years with the North Dakota Soybean Council. I look forward to all I will learn and have to offer in my new journey with the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council,” shares Fern.

“Molly brings sixteen years of financial management experience with the State of North Dakota. We look forward to new ideas that Molly will bring to our organization and her efforts in streamlining our processes to provide better customer service to the farmers of North Dakota,” says Jean Henning, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council Executive Director.

In her role with NDCUC, her responsibilities include, managing the NDCUC’s financial programs, coordinating NDCUC’s research programming, and serving as the procurement officer. Molly also manages all state contracts to ensure transparency for all corn checkoff programs.

Molly lives in West Fargo with her two sons.

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) was created in 1991 and consists of 7 members representing seven districts. The NDCUC oversees how North Dakota’s corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, education, and promotion of corn and corn products.