North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation

The North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that was established in 2008 to fufill important beef-related promotion, research, scholarship, leadership and building objectives and to leave behind a legacy for future generations.
With the support of generous donors it has:
  • Provided more than 100 scholarships to students studying for beef industry and related careers.
  • Delivered more than a half-million dollars in relief to producers devastated by relentless floods, blizzards, wildfires and drought in 2009, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2022. 
  • Established a beef research fund to help keep producers on the cutting edge of science and technology.
  • Helped develop curriculum to assist families with the generational transfer of their farms and ranches to keep the industry strong for years to come.
  • With the North Dakota Stockmen's Association, provided $20,000 of beef from North Dakota ranchers to feed hungry families through the Great Plains Food Bank.

Ways to support the Foundation:
  • Memorials and Honorary Tributes - Honor a loved one with a memorial or tribute gift. Contributions in any amount are accepted and appreciated.
  • Cash Donations
  • Fundraisers 
  • Other Gifts


North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation Board of Directors

NDSF board members include Jeff Schafer of New Rockford, president; Jason Leiseth of Arnegard vice president; Terrald Bang of Killdeer; Teresa Dvorak of Manning; Tim Erbele of Streeter; Gene Heinrich of Medina; Scott Katus of Watauga, SD; Wendy Stuber of Bowman; and Randy Schmitt of Rugby.