Mandan News

Bahm elected to board

Jim Bahm, New Salem, was elected to his first four-year term in District I of the North Dakota Wheat Commission.

Bahm represents producers in 13 counties in the southwest part of the state. He was elected by county representatives from within the district who in turn were elected from producers in their respective county through elections this winter. His official term will begin July 1.

Bahm has served as the Morton county representative to the NDWC since 2004. He is also active on the New Salem-Almont School Board, serves as vice chair of the Morton County Weed Board and Chairman of the Morton County Crop Improvement. Bahm grows hard red spring wheat, barley,

flax, corn, oats and sunflowers on his farm near New Salem.

He and his wife Labeth have four children.

The commission is comprised of seven members, six elected through district elections and one appointed by the governor.

Commissioners shape the policies and priorities of the NDWC, and establish the annual budget for checkoff funded activities that primarily focus on research, export marketing, policy and domestic promotion activities.