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Harvest Bowl Celebrates County Agriculturists
North Dakota Ag Connection - 01/13/2022

The success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and 10 counties in Minnesota were honored during the 47th annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University on Nov. 19.

Information on the outstanding agriculturists listed by county is available at, and photos are available at

2021 Harvest Bowl honorees by North Dakota county, name and city:

Adams - Jamie and Nikki Enerson, Hettinger
Barnes - Jerry and Amy Noeske, Valley City
Benson - Matt Gilbertson, Maddock
Benson - Tom Gilbertson, Maddock
Billings - Bob and Deb Hewson, Belfield
Bottineau - Patrick and Amy Artz, Bottineau
Bowman - James and Wanda Powell, Bowman, ND
Burke - Jerol Staael, Stanley
Burleigh - Curtis and Karla Stanley, Bismarck
Cass - Kevin and Betty Skunes, Arthur
Cavalier - Michael and Beverly Dick, Munich
Dickey - Collin and Kahri Finley, Oakes
Divide - Andrew and Kirstie Grundstad, Ambrose
Dunn - Weston and Teresa Dvorak, Manning
Eddy - Todd and Karen Koepplin, New Rockford
Emmons - James and Janel Silvernagel, Hazelton
Foster - Nathan and Emily Spickler, Glenfield
Golden Valley - Dr. Bill and Sue Tidball, Beach
Grand Forks - Greg and Janet Amundson, Gilby
Grant - Pete and Helen Hetle, Elgin
Griggs - Bryan and Lauren Ressler, Cooperstown
Hettinger - Scott and Laurie Monke, New England
Kidder - Susan Eberl, Dawson
LaMoure - Larry and Jodi Laney, Verona
Logan - Brian and Mary Schneider, Napoleon
McHenry - Kelly and Pamela Volochenko, Balfour
McIntosh - Gary and Cindy Jenner, Ashley
McKenzie - James Cross, Alexander
McKenzie - Robert Cross, Alexander
McKenzie - Rodney and Leah Cross, Alexander
McLean - Brent and Theresa Petersen, Washburn
Mercer - Nathan and Kristin Richter, Beulah
Morton - Nathan and Heather Boehm, Mandan
Mountrail - Doug Kinnoin, Stanley
Nelson - Duane and Rebecca Flaagan, Pekin
Oliver - David and Deb Berger, Center
Pembina - Allen and Valerie Heuchert, St. Thomas
Pembina - Carlton and Stacey Heuchert, St. Thomas
Pembina - Elton and Renae Heuchert, St. Thomas
Pierce - Lonnie and Carolyn Anderson, Rugby
Ramsey - Bill and Deb Hodous, Devils Lake
Ransom - Ronald and Terese Rotenberger, Milnor
Renville - Josh and Kari Cook, Kenmare
Richland - Paul and Stephanie Kuzel, Wyndmere
Rolette - Scott and Kathy Bryant, St. John
Sargent - Chris and Marsha Mathias, Stirum
Sheridan - Curtis and Donna Hase, Anamoose
Sioux - Charles and Ernesdean Murphy, Selfridge
Slope - Stuart and Katie Dilse, Scranton
Stark - L. J. and Janet Dohrmann, Taylor
Steele -Michael and Bonnie Johnson, Galesburg
Stutsman - Bernie and Shelly Wanzek, Courtenay
Towner - Vic and Sherry Risovi, Cando
Traill - Sarah and Jason Lovas, Hillsboro
Walsh - Kenneth and Gail Beneda, Lankin
Ward - Jay and Laurie Johnson, Burlington
Wells - David and Chrissie Hager, Harvey
Williams - John and Debby Salvevold, Williston

Minnesota honorees by county, name and city:

Becker - Michael and Carol Lockhart, Ulen
Clay - William and Elaine Austin, Barnesville
Kittson - Dan and Diane Younggren, Hallock
Mahnomen - Pat and Gina Noll, Mahnomen,
Marshall - Mike and Donna Drangstveit, Goodridge
Norman - Anne Nalewaja and Steve Ruebke, Twin Valley
Otter Tail - Mike and Jessica Metzger, Elizabeth
Polk - Gary and Wendy Kircher, Fertile
Traverse - Tom and Jane Vangsness Frisch, Dumont
Wilkin - Jeremy and Karensa Tischer, Breckenridge

An agribusiness award recipient also is chosen annually. This award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of agriculture and business in North Dakota and beyond. This year's award recipient was Eddie Bernhardson, past Harvest Bowl chair and retired University of Minnesota Extension agent in Clay County. More Bernhardson information is available at

Several scholarships also were awarded to outstanding male and female athletes during Harvest Bowl. Scholarship winners and photos are available at

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