Board 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
Board Member, 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.
I am originally from Turtle Lake, ND where I graduated high school and was active in varsity sports, FFA, and music.
I’m a recent graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Science and a minor degree in Crop and Weed Sciences. I was actively involved on NDSU’s Rodeo Team and College FFA chapter while attending school and kept myself busy working as a Soil Conservationist Trainee in the Cass County office and working as a night shift tow truck operator as well.
My previous employments have been as a Soil Biologist Assistant with the Northern Great Plains Research Lab in Mandan, CWMA Weed Management Intern with the Big Stone County SWCD in Ortonville, MN, and a Soil Conservationist Trainee with NRCS in Minot.
My hobbies and interests outside of work are hunting, fishing, and rodeo. I am excited to work with everyone in the county and hopefully you can learn as much from me as I learn from you while I am here. Please stop in and say hello or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Bill Specialist, Mike Biewer
I was hired as a Farm Bill Specialist for the NDASCD in August 2018. I am currently serving the three-county area of McLean, Sheridan, and Oliver counties, with my home office being in Garrison.
I grew up on a horse ranch near Burlington, ND, which is also where I went to grade school and graduated high school in Des Lacs. Once I graduated high school, I attended Dakota College at Bottineau the following fall. I earned an Associates degree in Wildlife Management, and from there transferred to Valley City State University where I earned a Bachelors degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management
The following three summers were spent holding seasonal
positions with the North Dakota Game & Fish Department, first in the
fisheries division out of Dickinson, then wildlife division out of Riverdale,
and had a rare opportunity to be in the private lands division out of
The following spring I was hired to do post construction mortality monitoring at the Courtenay Wind Farm, conducting surveys to gather data on the impact of wind turbines on birds and bats. Almost a year and a half into the study, I was offered this career move and excitedly took it. I grew up hunting and fishing in this area with my dad, so moving back was a big deal to me. I’m looking forward to not only taking the next step in my career, but also doing so not too far from home.