At their annual meeting the week of July 10 in Minneapolis, Minn., the Board of Directors of U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) will install North Dakota farmer Jim Pellman as 2023/24 Secretary-Treasurer. Pellman was elected to that position in February 2023.
“After serving as a director on the U.S. Wheat Associates board representing North Dakota, I believe in the mission of the organization,” Pellman said after his election. “This is an ideal time for me to put my experience to work for wheat farmers beyond my county and state. I am looking forward to doing what I can to help the organization continue building export demand in a very competitive global market.”
In the photo above, left to right, Pellman will join Clark Hamilton, Ririe, Idaho, Vice Chair, Rhonda Larson, East Grand Forks, Minn., Past Chair, and Michael Peters, Okarche, Okla., Chair, as USW 2023/24 officers.
Banker and Farmer
Pellman and his wife, Candace, have two children and grow wheat, barley, canola, corn, and soybeans on the farm they started in 1990 near McClusky, N.D. After earning a degree in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University, Pellman started his ag lending career with FMHA before moving to a community bank, where he spent 25 years.
He served as Chief and on the board of his community’s volunteer fire department and as chair of a local non-profit housing organization. Pellman is serving his second, four-year term on the North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC) and has represented Sheridan County since 2014. Pellman is NDWC vice-chairman and is liaison on transportation issues and the North Dakota Rail Council, as a representative to the North Dakota Grain Growers Association, and a voting member of the SBARE Wheat Granting Committee.
Hear more from Jim Pellman in the short video posted below.