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2016 CREC Field Days


Last week on July 19 the Carrington Research Extension Center hosted its 57th Annual Field Day. This year’s field day was attended by around 300 participants who had the opportunity to attend tours focused on research related to crop varieties and crop production; livestock production; organic crop production; northern hardy fruits; and plant nutrition, soil and pest management. The ‘Annual Field Day’ is a long-standing outreach event of not only the Research Extension Centers of NDSU, but similar programs across the country. Over the course of years the number of tours and workshops conducted during the summer season have increased as the CREC’s research programs have grown and diversified.


Besides our main field day, the Center conducts a series of annual events including the Crop Management Field School, Nutrient Management Day, Row Crop Day and a ‘Field Lab’ for agricultural students at the North Dakota State School of Science and Bismarck State College.


In addition to the annual tours we host at Carrington, we also organize tours at our off-station research sites at Dazey, Fingal, our Tri-County site near Wishek and at the Oakes Irrigation Research Site.


The CREC also hosts numerous other tours during the summer depending upon the interest and needs of our constituency. This summer we have had a North Dakota Weed Association sprayer clinic, North Dakota Corn Council and Corn Growers field tour, Lake Region State College agriculture students’ tour and educational session, and the CREC was part of the Carrington Medical Center Auxiliary Yard and Garden Tour. This year we will be having Community Tours on July 26 and August 30.


All the tours and trainings we provide are an effort to get information into the hands of producers, consultants and other constituency for use in their operations. Upcoming events are posted here: 

  • Community Tour – July 26
  • Fingal Corn Tour – August 11
  • Oakes Irrigation Research Site Robert Titus Research Farm Field Day – August 18
  • Nutrient Management Day – August 23
  • Row Crop Day – August 25
  • Community Tour – August 30

We sincerely hope you can take advantage of some of the events we conduct.


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