Mark Urquhart Joins North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education – Jamestown Sun

Jamestown’s Mark Urquhart has joined the North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE).

He replaces Brian Leier of Linton, who served two terms on SBARE.

Sarah Lovas, Hillsboro, was also nominated for a second term with SBARE.

SBARE works with the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and North Dakota State University Extension to identify needs, establish funding priorities, and set policy.

Urquhart’s four-year term began July 1. He represents Units 7 and 8 of the NDSU Extension Multi-County Program, which consists of a 10-county area in south-central North Dakota.

Urquhart has been involved in agriculture all his life, with exposure to many different sectors including livestock, small grains and row crops. He is knowledgeable about North Dakota agriculture and understands the issues and challenges facing producers. He has also been actively involved with the Jamestown community, the Jamestown Airport Board of Directors and the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association.

Lovas’ second term began on July 1. She is a representative of the North Dakota Ag Coalition on SBARE.

The council also has two permanent members: Senator Jerry Klein, Fessenden, and Representative Tracy Boe, Mylo.

Lana T. Arthur