Candidates For Board Of Directors

Ryan Benson
Ryan Benson

Ryan Benson lives on his family farm near Arvilla, N.D. As a sixth-generation farmer, he currently farms near the Grand Forks AFB, growing crops of wheat, corn, soybeans, sunflowers and canola. He has served on his township board for 15 years and has served a nine-year term on the Honeyford Elevator board – four of those years as president. Ryan also serves on the Gilby volunteer fire department board. Ryan has enjoyed everything that he has learned from his first term as a Nodak Electric director and would like the privilege of serving another term and continuing his learning and growth as a board member. Along with his wife Kristi and two children, the family has a couple dogs, cats, some chickens, and a few pigs on their farm.

David Hagert

David Hagert has been a member of the board of directors for Nodak Electric Cooperative since 1991 and has held numerous offices, including chairman. He has completed the required courses to receive the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate. David owns and operates AgriData, Inc., a web-based mapping software company that serves farmers, ranchers, and agri-businesses on a national basis. He has served on the North Dakota Atmospheric Resource board, Emerado school board, the Emerado Arvilla Lions Club, the Northwood Jaycees, the Grand Forks County Crop Improvement Association, the Grand Forks County Farm Bureau, the Grand Forks County Planning and Zoning Commission and was past treasurer of Pleasant View Township. David and wife, Karen, have four grown daughters and two grandchildren.

David Brag

David Brag is a lifelong resident of Finley, N.D. He has served in his community over the years as a church council board member and park board member and is currently farming part-time. He is a Class B electrician and a retired crew foreman of Nodak Electric in Finley. He is a graduate of Finley Public High School and obtained his degree from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. Recently, David was elected to serve on the board of directors of the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. His experience offers understanding of rural community needs, using a common-sense approach. David and wife, Kathy, have three daughters. He loves spending time with their seven grandchildren.