ND Recognizes Ag Leaders with Kernel Award
At the Prairie Grains Conference, two North Dakotans were recognized with Kernel Awards, given by the NDGGA to individuals who have made significant contributions to the wheat industry. Louis Arnold was recognized for his contributions as a producer. Arnold (pictured here at right with his wife Helen and
NDGGA president Allan Skogen) is a longtime leader of grain groups in the state and nationally, including the NDGGA, the North Dakota Barley Council, and the National Barley Growers Association.
The NDGGA recognized North Dakota State University extension plant pathologist Marcia McMullen in the industry category. McMullen, at
NDSU in her current position since 1984, has helped grain producers through research, information, and education to manage grain diseases including Fusarium head blight or scab, arguably the largest threat ever to
wheat and barley production in many parts of the state.
In a separate award, Pump Systems, Dickinson, N.D., was recognized for accomplishments the company has made in the safety and innovation of
agricultural inputs. The company’s “Batch Boy” closed transfer system makes agricultural chemical handling easier and safer.