The North Dakota Department of Commerce Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) announced today that Keith Peltier, president and general manager of Proseed, has been appointed to the APUC board by Governor Jack Dalrymple.
Peltier is one of the founders of Proseed, a premier regional seed company providing oilseed and row crop seed to the upper Midwest, northern high plains and a number of Canadian provinces. Based in Harvey, N.D., the firm also maintains a presence in South America for the growth and propagation of new crop varieties.
"Keith will be an extremely valuable member to our Agricultural Products Utilization Commission," APUC Executive Director John Schneider said. "Keith's experience and understanding of the agriculture and business community will be a great addition to our board and offer key insights."
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.