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Ag Alert June 2014

Ag Alert June 2014

Burke County Ag Alert


Project Safe Send


            Old and unusable pesticides are a problem. They are often found in homes, garages, shops, and other old buildings. Many of them are poisoness and can be harmful to the environment and can leach into groundwater if not disposed of properly. They can also be an additional hazard to firefighters when responding to a fire emergency.

            Each year the North Dakota Department of Ag coordinates Project Safe Send. Project Safe Send provides several sites across the state where producers and homeowners can bring old or unusable pesticides to be collected and properly disposed of.

This year one of the sites will be here in Bowbells at the state highway department facility on the northwest corner of town. July 15th is the date to mark your calendars for. Take some time between now and then to check your basements, garages, storage buildings, and anywhere else you may have something sitting around, including under your kitchen sink. If you have usable pesticides, the best way to dispose of them is to use them according to the label or give them to someone who can, but if you have pesticides which are no longer legal to use or which are unusable due to deterioration of the chemical or the container Project Safe Send is the perfect way to get them off of your hands.


Remember that the term pesticides does not just refer to insecticides. Pesticides include herbicides (weed killers), fungicides (for stopping plant diseases, molds, and fungi), insecticides (bug killers), and rodenticides (gopher, mouse, and rat poisons).


If you have pesticides with deteriorating or leaking containers please contact Jeremiah Lien, Pesticide Outreach Specialist, ND Department of Agriculture,Phone:701-328-1504 or (800) 242-7535 or Email: jjlien@nd.gov


Project Safe Send does not accept paint.


A Note from the NDSU Extension Office:

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Calendar of Events:

Project Safe Send

            July 15th – Bowbells at 506 Centennial Dr

            July 16th – Garrison at 515 Highway 37 SE

            July 17th – Rugby at 617 1st St. NE


Annual Field Day Events

            July 10th & 11th – Williston Research Extension Center

            July 16th – North Central Research Extension Center, Minot

            July 17, 2014 – Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory “Friends & Family Day 


State Fair Important Dates

            July 7th – 4-Hers to inform Extension office on which exhibits will to State Fair       

July 14th 4:00-8:00 – Early Entry of static exhibits

            July 15th 9:00-6:00 – 4-H static exhibits & pre-entry of 4-H Livestock due

  • Shelbey Jacobson to deliver projects this day (pre-arranged)

            July 15th 6:00 – Judging of food exhibits

            July 16th 9:00 – Judging of 4-H static exhibits

            July 18th 5:00-8:00 – Entry/penning of Open/4-H/FFA poultry

  • Dan Folske at State Fair for Poultry Entry

            July 20th 8:00am – 4-H poultry show

  • Dan Folske at State Fair for Poultry Show

July 21st 6:00 – Release of poultry

July 22nd 8:00am-12:00 – 4-H beef, sheep, swine, dairy & goat show check-in & penning

July 22nd 4:00-8:00 – 4-H check-in & penning of rabbits

  • Dan Folske at State Fair for Rabbit Entry

July 23rd 9:00am – 4-H Rabbit Show

  • Dan Folske at State Fair for Rabbit Show

July 24th 2:00 – 4-H Goat Show

July 27th 10:00-2:00 – Release of Static Exhibits

July 28th 9:00-12:00 – Release of Static Exhibits

  • Shelbey Jacobson to pick up exhibits (pre-arranged)

For a complete listing of all Events & times please see the State Fair Division Exhibit List or online at



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