Friends of Dakota Lakes


1993 Dr. Ray Moore, AES Director during formation. Committed SDSU to the concept.
1994 Dennis Gere, Monsanto and Cenex Field Representative. Instrumental to early success.
1995 Darrel “Red” Pahl, Extension Irrigation Specialist. Instrumental to early sucess
1996 SD Corn Utilization Council, Major Funder
1997 Jim Hill, Budget Director for Gov. Mickelson
1998 Dan Cronin, One of the first key supporters.
1999 Hank Zeeman, BOD Chairman during startup.
2000 Waymon Williams, BOD Treasurer during startup.
2001 Paul Weeldreyer, DLRF Corp. Secretary 1981-99.
2002 SD Wheat Commission, Ongoing major supporter.
2003 Leon Wrage, Extension Weed Specialist and Researcher. Adviser on weed control.
2004 Ducks Unlimited Inc., Major supporter.
2005 Ralph (Betty) Holzwarth, Long-time BOD Member/Chair, No-till Leader.
2006 Wilbert Blumhardt, No-till advocate. BOD Member
2007 Steve Taylor, Early no-till/livestock advocate. BOD Member
2008 Wayne (Janet) Edinger; No-till Farmer/Booster
2009 Dan Forgey (Cronin Farms) Agronomist, Advocate, and BOD Member.
2010 Burleigh County, North Dakota Soil Conservation District and Jay Fuhrer-DC. Major Supporter and long-time advocate for diverse no-till systems.
2011 Dave Nelson; No-till Farmer/BOD/Treasurer ;
2012 Dr. Ray Ward; Booster and Mentor
2013 Farm Credit Services of America; Contributor
2014 Ruth Beck-Recognition for Ongoing Support
2015 Ann Arnoldy-Lyman County Farmer, Contributor, Supporter, and Adviser
2016 Jason Miller-NRCS; Long-time supporter and Secretary. Stationed at Dakota Lakes for 3 years