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ND: Central Dakota Ag Day set for Dec. 17

Specialty oil and legume crops, alternative beef feeding methods and pruning shrubs are among the topics for this year’s Central Dakota Ag Day.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service is hosting a daylong agricultural program Dec. 17 at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

The Central Dakota Ag Day program begins with coffee and doughnuts at 9:30 a.m. Workshops start at 10 a.m.

“Central Dakota Ag Day is for everyone,” says Joel Lemer, an Extension agent in Foster County. “The daylong program will provide a wealth of educational information on a variety of topics – some old, some new – to crop and livestock producers, not only in central North Dakota but statewide. The program also includes horticultural offerings for the nontraditional production agriculturalist.”

Workshop topics include:

Alternative specialty oil and legume crops for 2016

Conventional vs. Roundup Ready soybeans

Will sulfur make money?

Herbicide-resistant weed identification (live plants)

Sprayer cleanout and temperature inversion effects on sprayer drift

Vegetative options for saline soils

North Dakota Soybean Council update

Annual grasses for forage production

Alternative beef feeding methods

The nutritional and financial value of a beef heifer

2016 crop budgets

Beef breeding synchronization/artificial insemination

Oil and gas (energy) outlook

Crop and livestock marketing outlooks

Horticultural issues such as pruning shrubs, and tree diseases and pests

Climate change/North Dakota weather forecast (general program)

Central Dakota Ag Day is sponsored by the Agricultural Improvement Associations and Extension Service offices in Foster, Eddy, Wells, Griggs, Sheridan and Stutsman counties.

No registration is required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Lemer at (701) 652-2581 or joel.lemer@ndsu.edu.

The Carrington Research Extension Center is 3 1/2 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.

–NDSU Extension