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Weed Department

North Dakota Tourism

Randy Gaebe Weed Control Officer

PHONE: (701) 523-4902

104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Weed Department

The Bowman County Weed Board is made up of 3 members appointed by the County Commission. The Weed Board hires a Weed Control Officer, a position held by Randy Gaebe, who also works closely with landowners.

The job of the Weed Board and Weed Officer is to enforce the North Dakota Century Code noxious weed law. Please contact the office for more information about the Weed Board and the numerous programs aimed at helping landowners with noxious weeds.

The Weed Control office is located in the upper level of the Bowman County Courthouse.


Weed Department Minutes

October 01, 2015

Roll Call:  George Buckmeier, Jeff Oakland, Jerid Janikowski, Randy Gaebe

President Jeff Oakland called the meeting to order.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by George, seconded by Jerid, motion carried.

Board member approved vouchers for payment of expenses.

Old Business:

Randy updated the board members on Helicopter spraying activities that will take place on private land in October.


Randy provided spreadsheet tables to board members showing cost-share expenses on landowner assistance programs utilized so far in 2015. The summary of activities show more than three-fold increase in landowner participation in our noxious weed cost-share programs this year over previous years.


New Business:

ND Agriculture Department notified us of 2015-2017 Grants offered to Bowman County: Landowner Assistance Program (LAP):  $23,403.68; Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG):   $5,000.00

Board members discussed 2016 cost-share programs and policies. One suggestion was to require a one-page form for participants in the Milestone distribution to prevent potential misuse of this program. No motions were made, discussion will continue at the next meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.

Weed Department Meetings

The Bowman County Weed Board generally meets every first Thursday of the months; February, April, June, August, October, and December in the Dakota Room of the Bowman County Courthouse at 7:00pm. See the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
George Buckmeier Member