Britney Barnett, Board President
Britney farms alongside her husband in western North Dakota, they raise a diverse rotation of crops in a no-till system - peas, lentils, safflower, durum, hard red spring wheat and barley.
In addition to being a full-time farmer, she volunteers with the McKenzie County Extension Office and their Junior Masters Gardening Program in the summer, the NRCS as an Earth Team volunteer and also serves on a couple other non-profit boards. Someday she hopes to have her own vegetable farm or pumpkin patch! Britney loves hiking, camping, spending time with her dogs (Razi & Syver) and is currently trying to master the art of brewing kombucha!
Bill Davis, Board Vice President
William C. (Bill) Davis owns and operates Sandhills Garden near Mandan. He has more than 45 years of experience working at all levels of government and as a private consultant in community planning and economic development. He is the former acting director and the deputy director for USDA Rural Development-North Dakota and served as the economic development director for U.S. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan. He and his wife, Susan, have six sons and 11 grandchildren.
Lindy Berg, Board Secretary
Lindy Berg is the Agriculture and Natural Resources NDSU Extension Agent for Towner County. She lives in Rocklake, ND with her husband, son and two dogs. Lindy works in a variety of areas within agriculture, which may include weed management, cropping systems, pest management, soil health, and horticulture. Lindy formed the first NDSU Extension Small Farm program team and is the contact for small farmers. She is also very involved with SARE and is currently the National Chair for the National Association for County Agricultural Agents - Sustainable Agriculture Committee. In her down time, Lindy likes to travel and spend time with her family.
Jane Schreck, Board Tresurer
Jane Schreck taught English at Bismarck State College for over 20 years, retiring in May 2021. Now professor emerita, she continues her connection to the college as the community representative for BSC’s Bringing Humanities to Life Program.
In 2009, Jane began researching and writing on the works of writer-farmer Wendell Berry for a doctoral dissertation. Digging into Berry’s thinking was life-changing in many ways and expanded her perspective beyond the industrial thinking of modern American culture to an agrarian view of the world. This ongoing scholarship is the source of sympathy for and understanding of the mission of FARRMS.
Jane and her husband Dan have two grown children. They live in Bismarck, where in the appropriate season, they enjoy bicycling, gardening, and cross-country skiing.
Paul Overby, Board Director