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NDSU Extension Service, Published August 09 2012

Stoltenow named interim assistant director

FARGO - Charlie Stoltenow has been named the North Dakota State University Extension Service's interim assistant director and program leader for agriculture and natural resources.

Stoltenow, a professor in NDSU's Animal Sciences Department and the NDSU Extension veterinarian, will continue his veterinary responsibilities but at a reduced level. He begins his new role immediately.

"Dr. Stoltenow brings more than 16 years of NDSU experience to this position and a great understanding of North Dakota's livestock and associated industries," says NDSU Extension Director Chris Boerboom. "Most of you know Dr. Stoltenow through his Extension veterinarian role, but we are excited to tap into his leadership interests and experience."

Stoltenow recently served as director of NDSU's Veterinary Technology program and was an intern with the Extension Leadership Team for the past year. He also is a leader for the Extension livestock team.

"Dr. Stoltenow has a passion for the work of Extension, and I look forward to the support that he will provide to all of the ag and natural resources teams, programs, specialists and agents," Boerboom says.

Stoltenow grew up on a farm near Great Bend. He earned a bachelor of science degree in animal science from NDSU in 1981 and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1985. He worked in private practice and for the federal government before he joined NDSU in 1996.

"I am thankful and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to serve and work with the best people in the best Extension system," Stoltenow says. "I look forward to serving the people of North Dakota."