Mandan News

Olson elected chair of Wheat Foods Council

Erica Olson, a marketing specialist with the North Dakota Wheat Commission, based out of Mandan, has been named the 2013-14 chair of the Wheat Foods Council.

Olson has worked with the NDWC since 2006, handling promotion activities for foreign buyers including trade team arrangements, providing quality and supply and demand information to customers, statistical and market analysis and marketing information to producers and assisting with communication efforts.  She grew up on a family farm near Mohall, and currently resides with her husband and two sons on a farm near Colfax. Olson received bachelor and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from NDSU.

“Erica will be a great leader for the Wheat Foods Council and her strong marketing background will be an important asset in the coming year,” said WFC President Judi Adams. “The Council will be continuing our focus on the dietitian community, while also expanding to incorporate extension agents and consumer affairs representatives in our public relations outreach.” Olson officially began her one-year term on July 1.