By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner has appointed an agricultural emergency manager.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring named Kent Theurer to the post Tuesday to oversee the state’s agricultural security as well as emergency and disaster response.

The Dickinson native will coordinate the development of the state’s emergency management plans, create preparedness exercises and facilitate staff training. He will also act as a liaison with federal, state and local government agencies that respond to emergencies.

Theurer has been the emergency management coordinator at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center for the past seven years.

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