North Dakota Soybean Growers Association

Address
4852 Rocking Horse Circle S
Fargo, ND 58104
Contact
Website: http://www.ndsoygrowers.com
Phone: +1 (701) 640-5215
Nonprofit
NTEE: S41 - Promotion of Business
EIN: 36-3264160

Mission

Creating partnerships to improve the quality and profitability of North Dakota soybean growers and to develop community leaders. The North Dakota Soybean Growers Association is a statewide not-for-profit, member-driven Organization. We exist to conduct legislative activities in Bismarck, N.D. and Washington, D.C. to improve the sustainable prosperity of its members and the entire soybean industry. The North Dakota organization is one of 26 soybean-producing states affiliated with the American Soybean Association.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1983
Subsection code05
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area2520
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$64,540.00$65,701.00$67,973.00 $36,000.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$59,000.00$61,500.00$64,542.00$55,250.00$33,000.00
Number of employees22110
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers2525252520
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Appert, Mike
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personMike Appert    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Billadeau, Jarred
Title DirectorDirector (starting Nov)  
Name of key/compensated person Jarred BilladeauJarred Billadeau  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Bitz, Kasey
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personKasey Bitz    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Brakke, Aaron
Title DirectorDirectorDirector (from Mar) 
Name of key/compensated person Aaron BrakkeAaron BrakkeAaron Brakke 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Broten, Eric
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTreasurer (starting Mar)DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personEric BrotenEric BrotenEric BrotenEric BrotenEric Broten
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
December, Nancy
Title    Executive Director
Name of key/compensated person    Nancy Johnson from December
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    10.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Erickson, Ed
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personEd Erickson JrEd Erickson JrEd Erickson JrEd Erickson JrEd Erickson Jr
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Ericson, Joe
TitleSecretaryDirectorDirectorDirector (from Nov) 
Name of key/compensated personJoe EricsonJoe EricsonJoe EricsonJoe Ericson 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Gackle, Josh
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personJosh Gackle    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Gudajtes, Jay
Title   Director (thru Nov)Director
Name of key/compensated person   Jay GudajtesJay Gudajtes
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Gussiaas, Greg
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personGreg Gussiaas    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Hartz, David
TitleDirector retired 2/16/17DirectorDirectorDirector (from Mar) 
Name of key/compensated personDavid HartzDavid HartzDavid HartzDavid Hartz 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Heck, Shane
Title   Director (thru Mar)Director
Name of key/compensated person   Shane HeckShane Heck
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Hendrickson, Scott
Title    Past President
Name of key/compensated person    Scott Hendrickson
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Johnson, Nancy
TitleExecutive DirectorExecutive DirectorExecutive DirectorExecutive Director 
Name of key/compensated personNancy JohnsonNancy JohnsonNancy JohnsonNancy Johnson 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$59,000.00$61,500.00$64,542.00$55,250.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$3,540.00$1,328.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Kohls, Brent
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorVice President (thru Apr)/DirectorVice President
Name of key/compensated personBrent KohlsBrent KohlsBrent KohlsBrent KohlsBrent Kohls
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Kuster, Luke
Title SecretarySecretarySecretarySecretary
Name of key/compensated person Luke KusterLuke KusterLuke KusterLuke Kuster
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Landman, Sam
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personSam Landman    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Lien, Kasey
Title DirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person Kasey LienKasey LienKasey LienKasey Lien
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Martondam, Chrystal
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    Chrystal Martondam
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Mewes, Jason
Title  President (through Mar)PresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated person  Jason MewesJason MewesJason Mewes
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Morken, Harvey
Title   Treasurer (thru Apr)Treasurer
Name of key/compensated person   Harvey MorkenHarvey Morken
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Myers, Jay
Title   Director (thru Mar)Director
Name of key/compensated person   Jay MyersJay Myers
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
November, Jeff
Title    Executive Director
Name of key/compensated person    Jeff Hamre thru November
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    40.00
Reportable compensation from org    $33,000.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Olson, Craig
TitlePresidentPresident Vice President (from Mar)Director
Name of key/compensated personCraig OlsonCraig Olson Craig OlsonCraig Olson
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00 2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 $0.00$0.00
Pederson, Ryan
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personRyan Pederson    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Peterson, Monte
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector (starting Oct)  
Name of key/compensated personMonte PetersonMonte PetersonMonte Peterson  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Presjuly-Mar, Craig
Title  President (Starting Mar)  
Name of key/compensated person  Craig Olson Vice PresJuly-Mar  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  2.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Renner, Dennis
Title DirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person Dennis RennerDennis RennerDennis RennerDennis Renner
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Richard, Ryan
TitleVice PresidentVice PresidentVice Pres (starting Mar)Treasurer (from Mar)Director
Name of key/compensated personRyan RichardRyan RichardRyan RichardRyan RichardRyan Richard
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Runck, Robert
Title  Director (through June)DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person  Robert Runck JrRobert Runck JrRobert Runck Jr
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Swenson, Matt
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector (from Mar) 
Name of key/compensated personMatt SwensonMatt SwensonMatt SwensonMatt Swenson 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesThe NDSGA advocates for soybean growers at the legislature in Bismarck, through alliance and coalitions. It provides member services while working to recruit and retain members.The NDSGA advocates for soybean growers at the legislature in Bismarck, through alliance and coalitions. It provides member services while working to recruit and retain members.The NDSGA advocates for soybean growers at the legislature in Bismarck, through alliance and coalitions. It provides member services while working to recruit and retain members.The NDSGA advocates for soybean growers at the legislature in Bismarck, through alliance and coalitions. It provides member services while working to recruit and retain members.The NDSGA advocates for soybean growers at the legislature in Bismarck, through alliance and coalitions. It provides member services while working to recruit and retain members.
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Soybean Expo - this is an annual event held in Fargo, ND in conjunction with the ND Soybean Council. Educational meetings and a trade show are held throughout the day. About 450 people attended with 47 exhibitors participating in the trade show.
Program descriptionSoybean Expo - this is an annual event held in Fargo, ND in conjunction with the ND Soybean Council. Educational meetings and a trade show are held throughout the day. About 450 people attended with 47 exhibitors participating in the trade show.Soybean Expo - this is an annual event held in Fargo, ND in conjunction with the ND Soybean Council. Educational meetings and a trade show are held throughout the day. About 350 people attended with 45 exhibitors participating in the trade show.Soybean Expo - this is an annual event held in Fargo, ND in conjunction with the ND Soybean Council. Educational meetings and a trade show are held throughout the day. About 300 people attended with 47 exhibitors participating in the trade show.Soybean Expo - this is an annual event held in Fargo, ND in conjunction with the ND Soybean Council. Educational meetings and a trade show are held throughout the day. About 250 people attended with 49 exhibitors participating in the trade show.Soybean Expo - this is an annual event held in Fargo, ND in conjunction with the ND Soybean Council. Educational meetings and a trade show are held throughout the day. About 150 people attended with 47 exhibitors participating in the trade show.
The NDSGA contracts with the ND Soybean Council each year to promote the soybean industry and provide educational and leadership opportunities for ND soybean farmers. NDSGA continually recruits ND soybean farmers to become members of our association. There were 812 members as of 6/30/17.
Program descriptionThe NDSGA contracts with the ND Soybean Council each year to promote the soybean industry and provide educational and leadership opportunities for ND soybean farmers. NDSGA continually recruits ND soybean farmers to become members of our association. There were 812 members as of 6/30/17.The NDSGA contracts with the ND Soybean Council each year to promote the soybean industry and provide educational and leadership opportunities for ND soybean farmers. NDSGA continually recruits ND soybean farmers to become members of our association. There were 862 members as of 6/30/16.The NDSGA contracts with the ND Soybean Council each year to promote the soybean industry and provide educational and leadership opportunities for ND soybean farmers. NDSGA continually recruits ND soybean farmers to become members of our association. There were 909 members as of 6/30/15.The NDSGA contracts with the ND Soybean Council each year to promote the soybean industry and provide educational and leadership opportunities for ND soybean farmers. NDSGA continually recruits ND soybean farmers to become members of our association. There were 740 members as of 6/30/14.The NDSGA contracts with the ND Soybean Council each year to promote the soybean industry and provide educational and leadership opportunities for ND soybean farmers. NDSGA continually recruits ND soybean farmers to become members of our association. There were 608 members as of 6/30/13.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$479,219.00$469,761.00$418,689.00$366,270.00$264,497.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$50,477.00$70,179.00$40,639.00$33,436.00$19,543.00
Investment income, current yr$172.00$64.00$22,071.00$67.00$81.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$50,477.00$70,179.00$40,639.00$33,436.00$19,543.00
Total unrelated business revenue$38,651.00$39,350.00$39,441.00$44,242.00$16,031.00
Other revenue, current yr-$6,217.00-$3,330.00$10,253.00$21,899.00$21,304.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$434,787.00$402,848.00$345,726.00$310,868.00$223,569.00
Gross receipts$493,810.00$488,702.00$435,007.00$391,605.00$277,484.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$31,264.00$31,990.00$23,324.00$24,040.00$19,543.00
Revenue from all other contributions$19,213.00$38,189.00$17,315.00$9,396.00 
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$172.00$64.00$71.00$67.00$81.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events-$6,217.00-$3,330.00$10,253.00$21,899.00$21,304.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$529,434.00$456,142.00$438,402.00$374,370.00$319,842.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$37,915.00$44,950.00$72,897.00$41,500.00$55,610.00
Legal fees (total)$10.00$15.00$10.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$137,552.00$172,317.00$152,594.00$151,124.00$128,023.00
Total assets, beginning of year$172,317.00$152,594.00$151,124.00$128,023.00$172,119.00
Total liabilities$87,336.00$71,886.00$65,782.00$44,599.00$13,398.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$71,886.00$65,782.00$44,599.00$13,398.00$0.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$50,216.00$100,431.00$86,812.00$106,525.00$114,625.00
Net assets$50,216.00$100,431.00$86,812.00$106,525.00$114,625.00
Net assets, beginning of year$100,431.00$86,812.00$106,525.00$114,625.00$172,119.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$50,215.00$13,619.00-$19,713.00-$8,100.00-$55,345.00
Advertising (total)$3,412.00$210.00$21,277.00$26,239.00$9,317.00
Savings & temp cash investment$65,912.00$102,069.00$61,598.00$88,127.00$39,586.00
Accounts receivable, net$16,170.00$16,770.00$11,100.00$15,030.00$21,929.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$23,510.00    
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$7,015.00$10,747.00$9,553.00$4,266.00$5,420.00
Deferred revenue$80,321.00$61,139.00$56,229.00$40,333.00$7,978.00
Total net assets or fund balances$50,216.00$100,431.00$86,812.00$106,525.00$114,625.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$21,518.00$26,987.00$25,117.00$18,541.00$18,212.00
Payment to affiliates$52,307.00$7,385.00$6,665.00$5,680.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1414151414
Number of independent voting members1414151414
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-012012-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue    
Date e-filing submitted2018-04-062017-08-212016-08-022015-02-022014-03-14
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201830889349300503201701039349300710201621319349302552201520229349300612201430139349301908
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