What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?

Six executives share their answers:

Larry Medhurst • General Manager – Operations USA, Marquis Alliance; Julie Schaff Ellingson • Executive Vice President, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association; Dawn Riley • Executive Vice President, Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce; Julie Rygg • Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau; Brenda Wyland • Interim Executive Director, NDSU Research and Technology Park; Michael Chambers • President and CEO, Aldevron, LLC [More…]

Industry Focus: Agri-Business

Agriculture is North Dakota’s largest industry with nearly 90 percent of the state’s land area consisting of farms and ranches. The industry has seen a fair share of changes in recent times and is facing challenges in everything from regulation to staffing. Recently, executives representing agriculture met at the Bismarck offices of the North Dakota Department of Commerce to discuss these changes and the direction of the industry in the future:

Fred Helbling, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association; John McLean, Cargill Incorporated; Deana Wise, United States Durum Growers Association; John Mittleider, North Dakota Department of Commerce Agriculture and Bioenergy; Mitch Gardner, Cargill Malt; Eric Bartsch, United Pulse trading; Les Paulson, Paulson Premium Seed & Conditioning; Jim Hauge, Eide Bailey [More…]