Chris Boerboom has been appointed interim director of the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Making the announcement was Ken Grafton, NDSU vice president for Agriculture and
University Extension, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources.
“Dr. Boerboom is highly qualified and is very knowledgeable of the NDSU Extension Service activities that need to be carried out in the near future,” Grafton says. “I am certain Chris will do a great job as interim Extension Service director while we continue to search for a permanent director.”
Boerboom’s appointment began Jan. 1. He replaces Duane Hauck, who retired after 35 1/2 years in the NDSU Extension Service.
Boerboom had been serving as a NDSU Extension Service assistant director for agriculture and natural resources and district director for five southeastern counties.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota in 1984. He also earned his master’s degree in agronomy in 1987 and doctorate in agronomy in 1989 from the U of M.
Previous to coming to the NDSU Extension Service, Boerboom was an Extension weed specialist in the Agronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.