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Ag Improvement Meeting, Local Foods Conference, Soybean Council Elections and Design Your Succession Plan

Ag Improvement Meeting, Local Foods Conference, Soybean Council Elections and Design Your Succession Plan

County Agent News
Dan Folske
January 22, 2018


Ag Improvement Meeting Scheduled

            The Burke County Ag Improvement Association Annual Meeting has been scheduled for February 14, 2018 at the Columbus Café/community Center in Columbus.

This year’s meeting will feature Cover Crops, Soil Health, and Variable Rate Fertilizing.  Elections of county representatives to the Barley Council, Canola Council, Corn Council will also be held. Watch for further details.

2018 NDFMGA & Local Foods Conference

North Dakota Farmers Market

The 2018 NDFMGA & Local Foods Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, February 2 - 3, 2018 at The Grand Hotel, Minot. This conference will be a great source of information for anyone interested in Agritourism, Aquaponics, Greenhouse and High Tunnel Vegetable Production. There will also be several sessions about marketing, pricing products, and business networking that are applicable to many types of small and home based businesses.

North Dakota Soybean Council Elections

The North Dakota Soybean Council will be mailing out ballots for election of a Burke County representative to the ND Soybean council on February 2nd. If you are a soybean producer who resides in Burke County you are eligible to vote. If you do not get a ballot in the mail, it means you are not on their mailing list. If you would like to vote and be added to their mailing list to receive information about soybean research and council activities please contact me at the Burke County Extension office phone 701-377-2927, email me at dan.folske@ndsu.edu or get onto ndsoybean.org and send them a request.

Voting for your county representative is your first input to how your checkoff money is spent by any of the commodity organizations!

Design Your Succession Plan

DYSPWho is going to run your farm when you are gone? That is a tough question many farmers and ranchers face. The NDSU Extension ‘Service Design Your Own Succession Plan’ programs can help you answer that question and get started on a plan that works for you.


These programs are not just a one hour session trying to get you to hire someone to provide you with their succession program. They are multi session programs with homework assignments to help you think about your options and get started on a plan which will work for you, your business successor, and your non-farm heirs.

            Who should attend? This program is for families who want to shape the future ownership of their family farm or ranch – the family legacy – whether that is transferring a viable business to the next generation or determining how to divide farm/ranch assets. Even if you have attended other transition, estate or succession planning classes, consider attending this program to get a start on your succession plan.


            Two of these programs are currently scheduled in the area and are coming up soon:

Minot: Feb. 13, 15, 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Ward County Administration Building, 225 3rd St SE, Minot, ND

Contact: NDSU Extension – Ward County,

 PO Box 5005, Minot, ND 58702

Paige Brummund, 701-857-6444, paige.f.brummund@ndsu.edu


Williston: March 28, April 4 at 1 p.m.

Williston Research Extension Center, 14120 Hwy 2, Williston, ND

Contact: NDSU Extension – Williams County,

 PO Box 1109, Williston, ND 58801

Danielle Steinhoff, 701-577-4595, danielle.steinhoff@ndsu.edu




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