Justin Sherlock, a farmer from Dazey, North Dakota, joined the ASA board of directors in December 2022. He began farming full time in 2013 at the age of 25 after the unexpected death of his father in late 2012. He raises various crops on his operation, including soybeans, corn, barley, wheat and pinto beans. One of the key areas of focus on his operation has been soil health and conservation. Justin has taken steps to implement practices that ensure the land is in as good or better condition for future generations, including using reduced or minimum till, using variable rate seed and fertilizer technology, implementing diverse crop rotations and educating others about his experiences.
Before returning home to farm, Justin was working for National Farmers Union in Washington, D.C., where he had previously interned for Senator Kent Conrad. Before his time there, Justin had several years of sales and agronomy internships through Winfield Solutions, a division of Land O’Lakes.
Justin currently serves as a director on the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association, and he is the mayor of the City of Dazey. He has served previously in many other leadership roles, including treasurer for the Barnes County Farmers Union, multiple years on the North Dakota Farmers Union policy and action committee, and representing North Dakota two years on the National Farmers Union policy committee
Justin is a graduate of North Dakota State University, where he earned a degree in agribusiness and a minor in business administration. He has participated in several leadership development programs including the CHS New Leader Institute, NDFU Grow to Lead program, and several ASA programs, including the Corteva Young Leader Program and the Agricultural Communications Team.
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