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Weed Department

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PHONE: (701) 523-4902

104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Weed Department

The Bowman County Weed Board is made up of 3 members appointed by the County Commission. The Weed Board hires a Weed Control Officer, a position held by Randy Gaebe, who also works closely with landowners.

The job of the Weed Board and Weed Officer is to enforce the North Dakota Century Code noxious weed law. Please contact the office for more information about the Weed Board and the numerous programs aimed at helping landowners with noxious weeds.

The Weed Control office is located in the upper level of the Bowman County Courthouse.

Summer position available:
The Bowman County Weed Board has a summer opening for a noxious weed spray technician.

Dates for position: May 20 – September 15, 2018

Job description: This is a seasonal position for an individual to assist the Bowman County Weed Officer in spraying noxious weeds along roadsides and on private lands in Bowman County. 

Qualified applicants should be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, possess the ability to identify noxious weeds, and have some experience operating ATVs and Utility vehicles.

The selected candidate will need to obtain a commercial pesticide applicator certification, which can be done after starting employment. Pre-employment checks include criminal and motor vehicle record.

Wages: $15.25/hour

Applications are available at the Bowman County Auditor’s Office, or on-line.

Application Deadline: Completed applications need to be returned to the Bowman County Auditor’s office no later than 4:00 pm on March 28, 2018.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Randy Gaebe at 701-523-4902 or email:

Bowman County is an equal opportunity employer

Weed Department Minutes

December 07, 2017

Roll Call: George Buckmeier, Jerid Janikowski, Randy Gaebe

Vouchers were approved and signed on a motion by Janikowski, second by Buckmeier, motion carried.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved as corrected, with a motion by Janikowski, second by Buckmeier, motion carried.

Old Business:

Board members discussed window replacement and roof/ceiling insulation. Windows will be replaced in the spring. Randy will seek bids for insulating the roof or ceiling during the winter.


Board members conducted a cost-share program review. Janikowski moved, Buckmeier seconded a motion to specify that cost-share equipment purchases must be for new equipment, not replacement parts, and the program is for a one-time equipment purchase per operation. On a roll call vote all members voted yes. 

New Business:

Board members discussed replacing the older JD Gator. Randy informed board that a newer model: XUV835 will be available in March of 2018.

Randy will conduct an employee search in early 2018 for part-time employee to assist with right-of-way weed control.

The ND Weed Control Association’s Annual meeting is January 9-11 in Bismarck. Board members are encouraged to attend.

Randy and Jerid thanked George Buckmeier for his years of service to the Bowman County Weed Board.

The meeting adjourned at 9:15pm.





Weed Department Meetings

Bowman County Weed Board meets the first Thursday of even numbered months in the Dakota Meeting Room at the Bowman County Courthouse beginning at 8:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar to confirm upcoming meeting dates.

February 4, 2016
April 7, 2016
June 2, 2016
August 4, 2016
October 6, 2016
December 1, 2016

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
Zachary Brown Member