Fargo, N.D., USA
(November 27, 2017) —
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) has hired Mark Jirik
as director. Jirik replaces Mark Weber, who is retiring from NCI in December 2017, and has served as director for six years.
Jirik holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University. He has more than 17 years of experience in commodity merchandising and commercial management at Cargill.
Northern Crops Council’s Chairman Greg Kessel, a producer from Belfield, North Dakota
says, “The Council is confident that Mark is the right choice to lead NCI. His education, skills and experience will provide NCI the necessary leadership to continue to enhance its well established global reputation for the promotion of northern grown crops.”