Board Chairman, Lonnie Henke operates a diversified grain and livestock farm west of Hannover ND. Henke raises spring wheat, sunflowers, corn, oats, barley, flax, canola, peas, alfalfa and grass hay in a no-till rotational system. Henke's livestock operation includes a cow/calf and back grounding program. Henke as served on the SCD board since 2006.
Vice Chairman, Mike Bauer and his wife Beverly reside in Mandan ND, their farming operation is located in south western Oliver County. Bauer has served on the SCD board since 1993
Kendal Price, is a Customer Service Assistant for Farm Credit Services of Mandan. Her and her husband Gary farm and ranch a couple miles from Price, ND.
NRCS Distirct Conservationist - Vacant
NRCS Soil Conservationist - Chet Zapxalka grew up in Central Minnesota with a passion for the outdoors, which lead him to pursue a degree in Natural Resources Management a NDSU. Previously he was the watershed coordinator for Morton County SCD, I look forward to working with producers and landowners in Oliver County to help them address various resource concerns they have on their farm or ranch
Kristine Wilkens - Farm Bill Specialist serving McLean,
Oliver and Sheridan counties; stationed at the Garrison Field since July of
I grew up on a small grain farm near Boissevain, Manitoba. I received my bachelor’s degree with a major in Geography from Brandon University in 2011. In 2014, I earned my diploma as a Land & Water Management Environmental Technician from Assiniboine Community College.
I met my husband, Brandon, at the State Fair in 2010, we married in 2015 and I have been a permanent North Dakota resident since 2018. I have since increased my love for the outdoors, growing my own garden, fishing on Lake Sakakawea, bow hunting white tail deer, calling coyotes with my husband and raising our husky shepherd pup, Tikka.