VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — A former state seed commissioner and a man who has been involved in the potato, farm implement and biofuel industries are being inducted into North Dakota's Agriculture Hall of Fame.
The late Everett Tool of Fargo worked for the state seed department for more than two decades and was appointed seed commissioner in 1968.
Maynard Helgaas of West Fargo currently is the president of a Fargo-based company promoting the energy beet industry. He also has a history in the farm implement dealership business, and was a leader in the development of the irrigated potato industry between Jamestown and Bismarck.
The Valley City Times-Record reports that Helgaas and Tool will be inducted in March during the annual North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City.