Workshops set in January on Producing and Marketing Quality Wheat
Intensive one-day training sessions on producing and marketing quality wheat have been scheduled for three locations in North Dakota in early January.
"The training will allow producers to explore the impact of their crop management decisions on production quality and markets," says Mike Peel, North Dakota State University Extension agronomist and organizer. "We'll also focus on individual farm management and marketing opportunities to increase farm income."
The workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan.3, in Dickinson at the Travelodge Hotel and Convention Center; Thursday, Jan. 4, in Minot at the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center, and Friday, Jan. 5, at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.
The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $20 which includes refreshment breaks, a meal and workshop materials. Class size is limited so preregistration before Dec. 20 is required. Send registration to Char Perrin, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences, 166 Loftsgard Hall, Fargo, ND 58105-5051. When preregistering, please indicate which session you plan to attend. For more information on registration call (701) 231-7125, contact a county office of the NDSU Extension Service or visit the North Dakota Small Grains Website at http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/aginfo/smgrains/.
Program topics include: disease management to ensure quality, efficient nutrient use by crops and fertilizer placement, measures of quality, post harvest management to ensure quality, understanding quality requirements of domestic and international markets, impact of wheat quality on products, marketing opportunities for identity preserved and specialty markets, economics of harvest management and evaluating crop insurance.
The workshops are sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service and include experts from NDSU, the North Dakota Wheat Commission and Dakota Growers Pasta.
NDSU Agriculture Communication
Source: Mike Peel, (701) 231-8037