February 2, 2017
Roger operates Stuber Ranch on the same land where he was born in 1940. His grandfather established the ranch there in 1909. After graduating from the University of Wyoming in 1962, Roger joined his brother, Richard, and father fulltime on the ranch.
Today, the operation is run by Roger, Richard’s son, Duane, and Duane’s wife, Dana, and includes about 1,000 head of cattle, with a third of them registered. Since 1969 the Stuber family has hosted an annual bull sale on the ranch the third Saturday of April.
“Without a doubt one of Roger’s greatest attributes is his honesty and dedication to the Hereford breed,” says Mark Cooper of Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek, Mont. “Whether it is standing by the reputation of the Stuber program or in his dealings with the American cattle industry, Roger has been a very influential voice. He has been steadfast and non-compromising in his integrity.”
Roger was elected to the AHA Board in 1972 and served as president in 1977. He served on the former National Cattlemen’s Association (NCA) board and served as that organization’s president in 1993.
As NCA president, Roger initiated the formation of an incorporated, nonprofit legal-defense fund to wage precedent-setting cases of importance to the U.S. beef industry in the courts. For his instrumental role in establishing the CATL (Cattlemen Advocating Through Litigation) Fund, Stuber was recognized with the Trailblazer Award presented by BEEF magazine in 1995.
Roger served on the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association board of directors for eight years, with two years as president. He also served on the North Dakota Beef Commission and the founding board of North Dakota Natural Beef.
Roger was named Agriculturalist of the Year in 1980 by the North Dakota State University Saddle & Sirloin Club and in 2007 by the Bowman Chamber of Commerce. In 2011 he was inducted into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.