Meet the Promotion & Education Committee
The Promotion and Education Committee is comprised of nine individuals elected from each of the NDFB districts in the state. The committee oversees a variety of programs to help people better understand the important role agriculture plays in our lives. To learn more about P&E, contact NDFB Director of Leadership Development, Joey Myers. Visit the P&E page on Facebook.
Chair and District 6 Representative
Alysa and her husband, Dustin, raise beans, flowers, wheat, corn and cattle on their farm near Minot. She holds a Bachelor's degree in biology from Minot State University and helps around the farm, driving tractor and combine. The Leiers have two children.
Alysa says she got involved in Farm Bureau volunteer service because her family has been active in the organization since she was a small child.
District 1 Representative
Nate and his wife Deb live south of Grand Forks with their sons Nicholas and Austin. Nate is employed by Machinery Pete, a division of Farm Journal Media. He is a territory sales manager covering advertising with farm equipment dealers in the five-state region. He enjoys helping local farmers harvest in the fall and continues to work toward his goal of farming. He also collects IH tractors and machinery. He currently serves as the president of the Grand Forks County Farm Bureau.
District 2 Representative
Sarah and her husband Jason farm near Hillsboro raising wheat, corn and soybeans. Sarah is also an independent crop consultant and holds positions on the North Dakota Certified Crop Advisor Board and SBARE. She is the Traill County Soil Conservation District Supervisor.
She chose to become involved in Farm Bureau service to, "Help promote agriculture and make the agriculture industry better for future generations."
District 3 representative
District 4 representative
Carie and her husband, Jason, raise primarily soybeans and small grains as well as custom seed and harvest. Carie works for the Towner County Soil Conservation District and is Vice-Chair on her county Farm Bureau board. “I am very passionate about women in ag, rural community leadership, as well as working with educating youth about agriculture.” She has 4 children who also get involved in sharing the importance of agriculture
District 5 Representative
Carrie and her husband, Glen, live on a farm near Wishek. Carrie was born and raised on a dairy farm. She and Glen have three children, Linsey, Cody and Devin. Carrie also serves as the McIntosh County Farm Bureau secretary/treasurer.
Carrie says the P&E Committee is a great leadership board and she says she is excited to take on new challenges.
District 7 representative
Heather Lang and her husband, Lucas, farm near Sterling, raising wheat, winter wheat, barley and peas. The couple has served on the state Young Farmer and Rancher Committee and have been involved in Burleigh County Farm Bureau for several years. Heather also operates Forever Fresh Florals. The Langs have three children, Regan, McKinnley and Jackson.
District 8 Representative
Tara farms with her father in Mountrail County. They raise durum, canola, peas, spring wheat, flax and lentils. She is the treasurer of Mountrail County Ag Improvement Association. Tara says she became involved "To promote agriculture and agriculture education in our communities in northwestern North Dakota."
District 9 representative
Jolyn and her husband, Chris, have a commercial purebred Red Angus operation and raise crops for feed. Jolyn is a 4-H leader, a member of the N.D. Cattlewomen and Common Ground. She got involved in agriculture advocacy because she feels children are our future, "and we need to make sure they are getting accurate information about farming and ranching so our legacy can continue."