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North Dakota Civil Rights Committee

Welcome to the North Dakota NRCS Civil Rights page.

NRCS Civil Rights Program in North Dakota

North Dakota Civil Rights Advisor

Todd C. Hagel, ASTC (Easements), is our Civil Rights/EEO Liaison Officer.
Todd can be reached at (701) 530-2004 or


A guiding force in promoting civil rights as essential to a quality work environment and program delivery.


To serve as a communication network to promote and enhance civil rights opportunities in North Dakota and provide recommendations and counsel to the State Conservationist.

Civil Rights Materials

National Observances

  • September 15 - October 15 - National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • January - Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (3rd Monday)
  • February - Black History Month
  • March - Women's History Month
  • April - National Volunteer Week (3rd week)
  • April - Take "Your Child to Work" Day (4th Thursday)
  • May - National Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
  • June - LGBT Pride Month
  • August 26 - Women's Equality Day
  • October - Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • November - Native American History Month

North Dakota NRCS Civil Rights Committee Members

Ben Wendt
District Conservationist, Devils Lake FO

Brian Mager
Civil Engineer, Bismarck SO
Vice Chairperson

Shelby Larson
District Conservationist, Valley City FO

Brian Mager
Civil Engineer, Bismarck SO
State Office Representative

Shelby Larson
District Conservationist, Valley City FO
Eastern Zone Representative

Blaze Jones
Soil Conservationist, Forman FO
Eastern Zone Representative

Jesse Mastrian
District Conservationist, Rolla FO
Western Zone Representative

Diane Krzmarzick
Management and Program Analyst, Garrison FO
Western Zone Representative

Carey Dreher
Resource Conservationist and Tribal Liaison, New Town FO
Tribal Representative

Special Emphasis Program Managers

American Indian/ Alaska Native Emphasis Program
Jeff Desjarlais, Rolla FO,

Asian American/Pacific Islander Emphasis Program

Black Emphasis Program
Craig Brumbaugh, Rolla FO
Cell: 701.934.1984

Disability Emphasis Program
Adam Flaagan, Devils Lake FO

Federal Women's Program

Hispanic Emphasis Program
Brian Gysbers, Cando FO

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender Program

Veterans Emphasis Program
Joseph Cooper, Jamestown FO

Equal Opportunity Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:


USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.