Gaebe Named NDGGA Executive Director
By David Boehm
Prairie Grains is the
has been named new executive director of the North Dakota
Grain Growers Association. He replaces Dina Butcher, who
resigned to pursue other opportunities. Butcher continues
to manage her Bismarck-based business, Associated
The 28-year old Gaebe grew up on a farm near New Salem, ND, and holds a masters degree in business administration which he received at NDSU.
During the 1991 state legislative session, Gaebe worked for NDSU Student Government as a lobbyist and the following summer, spent six months with the International 4-H Youth Exchange Program in Belgium. There, he worked with six different farm families and learned more about the agriculture and economics of the European Union.
For five months in 1994, Gaebe lived and worked in Russia as a farm manager for a development project in Siberia. Given the task of creating a "model" dairy farm and a cooperative cheese plant, he also educated farmers on productive tillage and cropping practices.
During the 1995 state legislative session, Gaebe worked for the Charitable Gaming Association of North Dakota and the North Dakota Apartment Association.
"I am excited to join the NDGGA and work more closely with farm policy," says Gaebe. He welcomes questions and comments from members and nonmembers of the NDGGA, and may be contacted by calling the NDGGA at 800-932-8822.