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Central Dakota Ag Day December 16


Everyone is invited to the 2016 Central Dakota Ag Day at the CREC on Friday, December 16.  The program will begin with coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m.  Introductions are at 9:45 and workshop sessions start at 10.

"Central Dakota Ag Day is for everyone," says Joel Lemer, the agriculture and natural resources Extension agent for Foster County. This daylong program will provide educational information on a variety of topics - some old, some new - for crop and livestock producers across the state of North Dakota. The program also includes horticultural offerings for the nontraditional production agriculturalist.  Most of the sessions are concurrent, with four topics available during each time period.  There will also be a commercial area with booths from ag suppliers and commodity groups.


Karl Hoppe, CREC, discussing the value of weaned calves at a past Central Dakota Ag Day.

Workshop topics include:

  • Developing a weed management strategy
  • Best management practices of new soybean weed management traits
  • North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network update
  • Cover crops: soybeans and dry beans on winter rye
  • CREC soybean production research review
  • Soybean and dry bean disease research update
  • North Dakota soybean survey
  • Hemp production in North Dakota
  • Fertilizer recommendations for 2017
  • Goss's wilt in corn
  • Enogen corn
  • Land rents 2017 and beyond
  • Ask a vet
  • Decrease cow size and increase profits
  • Managing grazing strategies
  • Cover crops for livestock operations
  • Crop and livestock marketing outlooks
  • Utilizing cover crops to improve soil health and the bottom line
  • Horticultural: evergreen tree care, alternative tree species for North Dakota, starting backyard orchards, vine to wine in North Dakota
  • 2017 crop production budgets
  • Exporting nutrients and soil from North Dakota (general program)


Paul DuBourt, NRCS, discussing soil health at a past Central Dakota Ag Day.

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

No registration is required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Lemer at 701-652-2581 or


Administrative Secretary

Foster Co. Extension Agent

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