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Posted 09/24/2022

For immediate release: 
Sept. 24, 2022
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Jason Leiseth, NDSA president: (701) 586-3714 •

Julie Ellingson, NDSA executive vice president: (701) 223-2522 •

Elizabeth Neshem, NDSA communications director: (701) 223-2522 •


Stockmen’s Association employees acknowledged for dedicated service

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) acknowledged two employees for their long-time service to the state’s livestock industry during a special awards ceremony at the NDSA’s 93rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Bismarck, N.D., this evening. 


Jeff Bowman of Montpelier, N.D., was recognized for 10 years of service to the NDSA as a full-time brand inspector. Bowman currently works as the inspector-in-charge at Aberdeen Livestock in Aberdeen, S.D., Hub City Livestock, also in Aberdeen, and Sisseton Livestock in Sisseton, S.D. He has previously worked as the inspector-in-charge at Wishek Livestock Sales in Wishek, N.D., and Edgeley Livestock in Edgeley, N.D., and assisted at Napoleon Livestock in Napoleon, N.D. Bowman was hired on as a full-time inspector in 2005, took a brief break to focus on his ranch and returned to the association to serve cattle producers in 2016. Bowman has one son, Ben (Haley), and one granddaughter, Brinley.


Scott Ressler of Mandan, N.D., was honored for 20 years of service to the NDSA. Ressler is the NDSA’s environmental services director, staff liaison to the Membership Committee and ring steward. He got the NDSA’s Environmental Stewardship Program off the ground and has continued to provide technical assistance and cost-share support to producers wanting to come into environmental enhancements. This year, the program celebrates its 20th anniversary. He is a promoter of the organization, having recruited more than 225 members since he joined the NDSA. He and his wife Sheila raise commercial Angus cattle and have two children, Stran and Stray.


The late Dennis Greiner of Wilmot, S.D., Fred Frederickson of Dahlen, N.D., and Blaine Northrop formerly of Mandan, N.D., were recognized with 40 years, 25 years and 20 years brand inspecting, respectively, in a separate celebration earlier this year.


“The NDSA has an amazing staff dedicated to the organization and the industry,” said NDSA President Jason Leiseth, an Arnegard N.D., cow-calf producer. “We are grateful for everything they do 365 days a year.”