North Dakota Farm Bureau

North Dakota Farm Bureau* *Nodak Mutual Insurance

The first Farm Bureau was in Broome County, New York on October 10, 1914.

North Dakota Farm Bureau came into existence in November of 1942.  Griggs County organized in 1953.  Griggs County received recognition for membership progress at the National Convention in December 1945.

The Farm Bureau women organized November 1949.  North Dakota Farm Bureau Young People made an attempt to organize in November of 1950 and finally came into existence in 1952.

A Uniform Cooperative Agreement between Griggs County and the North Dakota Farm Bureau came in March 1950.  President was Irvin Froiland.

Griggs County Incorporated October 7, 1955.  Directors were: 

James Hazard, Archie Marson and Arthur Smogard.

PRESIDENTS

Alfred Retzlaff ....................... 1943

Casper Aarestad ....................... 1948

Irvin Froiland ....................... 1949

Richard Qualey ....................... 1953

James Hazard ....................... 1955

Bjorn Fuglestad ....................... 1956

Elmer Iverson ....................... 1958

Art Torgerson ....................... 1960

Ted Monson ....................... 1961

Art Torgerson ....................... 1962

Myron Erickson ....................... 1963

Carrol Retzlaff ....................... 1964

George Vigesaa ....................... 1965

Arthur Smogard ....................... 1969

Robert Berge....................... 1973

Ralph Bender became the first agent for Nodak Insurance in 1953.  He served on county board up to his death, June 12, 1974.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976  Page 94

 

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