North Dakota Stockmen’s Association recognizes employees for outstanding years of service

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Farm Forum

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) recognized two employees – NDSA Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson and NDSA Brand Inspector Mike Schwab – for their long-term service to the state’s livestock producers during the NDSA’s 86th Annual Convention & Trade Show Sept. 26 in Bismarck.

Ellingson, the executive vice president, was honored for 20 years of service to the NDSA. She began her career at the NDSA in 1995 as the association’s communications director and editor of the North Dakota Stockman. In 2008, she was promoted to the NDSA’s executive vice president position. She and her husband Chad raise registered Angus cattle south of St. Anthony along with their children, Stetson, Jameson, Sierra, Medora and Sheridan.

Schwab, an NDSA brand inspector, was recognized for 10 years of service to the association. A Linton, N.D., native, Schwab is the inspector in-charge at the Linton Livestock Auction. He also serves as a brand inspector at the Napoleon, N.D., and Herried, S.D., markets. Schwab also owns and operates the family ranch where he was raised. He and his wife Vicki have two kids, Josi and Wyatt.