You are here: Home Newsreleases NDSU Sets Extension Service Educational Activities at Big Iron
 
Document Actions

NDSU Sets Extension Service Educational Activities at Big Iron

The NDSU Big Iron field demonstrations will focus on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) agricultural applications.

The 2014 Big Iron Farm Show set for Sept. 9-11 in West Fargo will include exhibits, informative sessions, presentations and demonstrations by North Dakota State University Extension Service specialists and researchers.

The NDSU Big Iron field demonstrations will focus on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) agricultural applications.

The field demonstrations are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. daily, beginning with a 30-minute educational session by NDSU Extension crop specialists discussing aspects of the UAS research that was conducted this summer at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

Following the educational session, participating UAS industry representatives will discuss their equipment and do demonstrations. Each company will have five minutes to talk about their equipment and then have an opportunity to demonstrate its aircraft.

The Big Iron UAS demonstrations will be coordinated by representatives of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). The demonstrations are being conducted as an AMA sanctioned event under the direction of an AMA contest director and in accordance with AMA’s safety program.

The NDSU Extension displays will be in the east entry of the Hartl Ag Building and will include displays staffed by NDSU Extension personnel.

Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, will present information on alternative grain storage facilities and use a grain entrapment display to demonstrate safe grain handling practices. The demonstration reminds people of the hazards of grain handling and provides guidance on how to rescue someone engulfed in grain.

There is still a large amount of grain in storage from last year, so farmers are considering options for this year’s grain. Information will be available on these options because many factors need to be addressed for storage to be successful.

NDSU Extension Agribusiness and Applied Economics specialists Dwight Aakre and Andy Swenson and county Extension agents Willie Huot and John Kringler will be at the NDSU exhibit area to answer questions related to the new farm bill.

Esther McGinnis, NDSU Extension horticulturist, will be available at the Extension exhibit area on Tuesday, Sept. 9, to answer horticultural questions.

David Lehman, NDSU manufacturing engineer, will demonstrate 3-D printing and discuss 3-D printing applications in business and industry on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10 and l1.

David Ripplinger, NDSU bioproducts and bioenergy economist, will present information on bioindustry activities and options.

Several Extension Service staff will be available to answer crop production questions. Kasia Kinzer, NDSU Extension plant diagnostician, will be available on Tuesday morning, Sept. 9. Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension agronomist, will be available on Wednesday morning, Sept. 10. Other Extension Service agents also will be available during the entire show.

Big Iron is the largest farm show in the upper Midwest, with 900-plus exhibit booths, training sessions and demonstrations, and more than 70,000 visitors each year. Big Iron is held at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo. For more information on the show, go to http://bigironfarmshow.com/.


NDSU Agriculture Communication – Aug. 22, 2014

Source:John Nowatzki, (701) 231-8213, john.nowatzki@ndsu.edu
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
ND State Fair
4-H State Fair Results
Columns
Dairy Focus: Dairy Focus: Little Time Left to Decide on MPP  (2014-11-26)  The Dairy Margin Protection Plan sign-up is Dec. 5.  FULL STORY
Renewable Accounts: Renewable Accounts: The New Normal?  (2014-12-02)  Regional retail gasoline prices have fallen about 40 cents per gallon since Halloween.  FULL STORY
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Preparing for 2015  (2014-12-01)   It is just as important at this time to consider the volatility in agriculture as it is to focus on recent declines in crop commodity prices. Do you know what you will do with your earnings if crop commodity prices rebound?  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Step 1 for Bull Buying: Simmental Example  (2014-12-18)  The baseline traits used are simple growth traits that meet my “touchy, feely” criteria.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Set Goals to Help Improve Fitness  (2014-12-18)  Exercise and food choices go hand in hand for maintaining and improving health.  FULL STORY
 
Use of Releases
The news media and others may use these news releases in their entirety. If the articles are edited, the sources and NDSU must be given credit.
 

Powered by Plone, the Open Source Content Management System