ND: Central Dakota Ag Day set for Dec. 17
November 19, 2015
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
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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 email@example.com.
The Carrington Research Extension Center is 3 1/2 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.