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Weed Department

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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

December 01, 2016

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

Vouchers for payment were reviewed and approved by board members.

Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved on a motion by George, second by Jerid.

Old Business:

Dakota Helicopter was unable to spray leafy spurge on buttes north of Gascoyne this fall, but have promised to provide aerial application service to that area early next summer. Our EDRR Grant from The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has been extended through July of 2017.

Randy reported on attending the NDWCA AREA V meeting on October 28th in Amidon.  All counties in our area have spent more on LAP than what has been allocated from the ND Department of Agriculture during the current biennium. We are encouraged to contact our legislators to request increase in Landowner Assistance Program funding during the 2017 legislative session. ND Weed Control Association will consider resolutions supporting the addition of Palmer Amaranth and Houndstongue to North Dakota’s Noxious Weed List.



New Business:

Board members are encouraged to attend the ND Weed Control Association Annual Meeting on January 10-12 in Bismarck.

Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to purchase a new laptop computer and MS Office software. Motion carried.

Board members discussed possible 2017 cost share changes. Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to offer landowners the opportunity to purchase 2.5 gallon containers of Milestone herbicide at $200 per container, and to limit in-kind reimbursement for purchase of Milestone herbicide from retailers, the amount equal to Bowman County Weed Board’s cost to purchase that item. On a roll call vote, the motion carried.

Board members discussed reducing the maximum cost-share per operation. Discussion was tabled until more information is available regarding Landowner Assistance Program funding for the 2017-19 biennium.

Board members discussed listing herbicide products that will be cost-shared, or listing herbicide products that will not be cost-shared. Discussion tabled until the next meeting.

Jeff Oakland’s term has expired, County Commission is seeking interest in others considering appointment to the weed board. Jeff indicated he would be interested in serving another term.

Jerid nominated George to serve as weed board president, and moved to cast a unanimous ballot. Jeff seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 10:05 pm.


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   George Buckmeier, President                                                                                         Date

Weed Department Meetings

Bowman County Weed Board meets the first Thursday of even numbered months in the Dakota Meeting Room at the Bowman County Courthouse beginning at 8:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar to confirm upcoming meeting dates.

February 4, 2016
April 7, 2016
June 2, 2016
August 4, 2016
October 6, 2016
December 1, 2016

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
George Buckmeier Member