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John M. Agrey Award
2014 Recipient

Steve Strege

Strege began his work with the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association as a field representative. In 1979 he was named executive vice president, a post he would hold until earlier this year. In that position he lobbied at both the state and federal level for 35 years as an advocate for the interests of the state's grain dealers and their customers. He was a consistent voice for elevators urging access to rail lines and fair rail rates be maintained. Strege was raised on a farm, near Wyndmere, served as state president of the FFA and graduated with a B.S. degree in mechanized agriculture from NDSU in 1972. He worked for 2 years with a Fargo manufacturing plant before joining the Grain Dealers Association.

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