When Tuttle Public School closed, leaving a beautiful and spacious building empty, leaders of Tuttle came together to re-vision the building's future as a multi-use space for economic and community development. Today, the Tuttle Rural Innovation Center is meant to be an inclusive and collaborative effort to utilize local foods to spur economic opportunity and to provide a space for innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders in the business and non-profit sectors to advance ventures and initiatives that create meaninfugl opportunities for the future.

Meet The Board

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Burdell Johnson

Burdell is a farmer and rancher from Tuttle, ND and founder of the insurance agency, Food and Fiber Risk Managers (FFRM). Burdell and the leadership of the Tuttle Betterment Club have been instrumental in revisioning the Tuttle school building as a center of community and economic development in the community and region.

Burdell is a fourth generation livestock  producer anf former President of the American Sheep Industry Association.


Lisa Goodman

Lisa is a financial professional with Thrivent Financial. Her and her husband, Joshua, farm and ranch north of Tuttle, raising cattle and small grains. They also keep busy raising their son Easton. She is excited to join the TRIC board and is excited to see how this venture will impact the Tuttle community.

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Paul Erdelt

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Tricia Bisch

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