Charlie Stoltenow has been appointed the NDSU Extension Service's assistant director and program leader for agriculture and natural resources.
Stoltenow has served as the interim assistant director and program leader for the past 11 months. He assumes the assistant director position Aug. 1.
"Agriculture and our natural resources are vitally important to North Dakota, so we are extremely pleased to have Dr. Stoltenow provide leadership to our Extension efforts in these areas," says Chris Boerboom, director of the NDSU Extension Service. "Charlie is passionate about the work of Extension and recognizes the importance of the teamwork and partnerships in all that we do."
Stoltenow earned a bachelor’s 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 joining NDSU in 1996.
He has been the NDSU Extension veterinarian for 17 years and is a professor in NDSU's animal sciences department. He also served as director of the NDSU Veterinary Technology academic program for two years and is a leader of the Extension livestock team.
"Agriculture and natural resources have been and will continue to provide a solid foundation for an economically successful North Dakota," Stoltenow says. "The NDSU Extension Service has been part of that success for close to 100 years, and I am excited to be part of the next 100 years."
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.