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V is for...Virtual


Did you think we were going to say “virus”? How about “video”? We like that better. Or, “variety trial”? That’s our favorite! But this week’s Center Points is about all of these “V’s.” The 61st Annual CREC Field Day, including our variety trials, is going virtual, via video, because of…that other v-word.

CREC Field Day(v)

Normally, as July begins, we’d be focused on pre-Field Day checklists, progressing through our plans and watching the weather, hoping for a pleasant Goldilocks day for everyone to see our agronomy, livestock, and fruit trials at our Field Day in mid-July. But COVID-19 has changed how we live, and it’s changed this year’s Field Day, too.

Especially for the CREC, where we traditionally host hundreds of people on four concurrent tours, this is a convenient method to present our research. Short, focused, topical videos will be premiered on Tuesday, July 14, and remain online as long as the information is viable. You will find the videos here:

Change is good. We’re hoping to reach thousands of people during the lifetime of these videos. And let us assure you, it was a beautiful day when we recorded. All that was missing was you, and we’re hoping to get to a new normal for next year’s Field Days and tours.

We would like to call special attention to the efforts of Bruce Sundeen from NDSU Agriculture Communication, who traveled to the CREC and to each of our sister RECs to capture video and audio clips before editing those files and adding graphics and images into professional videos.

Bruce Sundeen, NDSU Agriculture Communication, filming at the Carrington Research Extension Center.

If you have questions about any of our research and Extension programs, contact us at 701-652-2951 or for a conversation or private guided tour.


Linda Schuster
Administrative Secretary

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