Northern Crops Council

The Northern Crops Council (NCC) is the statutory governing board of the Northern Crops Institute. Members represent commodity organizations, state government, and private industry. The Council sets policy and is responsible for working with the staff in long-range planning.


Keith Peltier



Greg Kessel
Vice Chair
ND Barley Council (permanent)


John Bartsch
Dry Bean Producer



Dean Bresciani, Ph.D.
President (permanent)
North Dakota State University



Anthony Chavez
Buhler Sortex Inc.



Chet Edinger
SD Wheat Commission



Doug Goehring
Commissioner of Agriculture (permanent)
ND Department of Agriculture


Ken Grafton, Ph.D.
VP for Agricultural Affairs
North Dakota State University
(President’s Designee)


Randy Hinebauch
MT Wheat & Barley Committee



Dave Katzke
General Mills



Justin Halvorson
ND Corn Growers Association



Perry Ostmo
ND Soybean Council (permanent)


Greg Svenningsen
ND Wheat Commission (permanent)


Arnold Woodbury
ND Oilseed Council (Permanent)