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Dickey County Ag Improvement Association

Dickey County Ag Improvement Association 

Dickey County Agriculture Improvement Association strives is to unite producers in Dickey County with the NDSU Cooperative Extension Service, NDSU Experiment Station, the State Seed Department, and ND Crop Improvement Association for new seed and promotion of general crop improvement practices.  

2017 Board Of Directors

   Ginger Petersen, Monango; Chairman

   Tyler Hokana, Ellendale; Vice-Chairman

           David Retzlaff, Ellendale

Purpose of the Association:

    • To promote every legitimate interest of the seed growers and livestock in the counties and to maintain the standing and reputation of the members of this Association as reliable seed growers and stock breeders.
    • To aid the livestock and crop industry in Dickey County and vicinity to producer better quality breeding stock, market classes, new, innovative management practices, bio-security, and other educational tours, programs, and workshops that would benefit crop and livestock producers.  
    • To foster and develop the use of pure seed and the distribution of such products and to further the adoption and use of purebred sires of all classes of livestock in the herds of the counties.
    • To aid in the control of such destructive livestock diseases such as Brucellosis, Tuberculosis, Hoof and Mouth, Rabies and other diseases affecting the livestock industry.
    • To aid other organizations sponsoring agricultural events.
    • To raise the standard of living of farm families.
    • To promote 4-H club work, FFA, Homemakers and other rural community and urban organizations.
    • To select and sponsor delegates to the annual North Dakota Ag Recognition Day at NDSU.

Activities and Accomplishments of the Association

    • Sponsors of educational tours and meetings with cooperation of Dickey County Extension Service and other organizations of Dickey County.
    • Acts in an advisory capacity for the Extension program on county planning committees.
    • Supporters of the Dickey County 4-H program and their events.
    • Member of the North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association.
    • Sponsors of NDSU Ag Recognition Day.
    • Distribution of new seeds from the ND Seed Increase Program.


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