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December 7

The Extension Connection

By Megan Vig

Central Dakota Ag Day is scheduled for Thursday, December 13th at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. This workshop will consist of several different breakout sessions including agronomy, livestock, marketing and soil health topics.

 The workshop will begin at 9:00 am with coffee and donuts. Lynn Paulson from Bell Bank will begin the workshop at 10 am with “An Ag Lenders Secrets to Weathering the Economic Storm”. The rest of the morning and afternoon will consist of several half-hour breakout sessions. The workshop will conclude with Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension Crops Economist, speaking on “Soybean Trade and Marketing Strategies” from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided and is being sponsored by ND Soybean Council and ND Corn Council.

 The breakout session topics will include:

-          Using Soil Health Building Practices On-Farm by Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension Soil Health Specialist

-          Palmer Amaranth Update by Brian Jenks, NDSU Weed Scientist

-          Specialty Crop Marketing Outlook (pulses/other minor oil seeds) by Frayne Olson

-          Corn/Wheat Marketing Update by Frayne Olson

-          Comparing Crop Budgets for 2019 by Joel Lemer, Adult Farm Management Education Instructor

-          Soybean Research Update and Tips for 2019 by Greg Endres, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center Agronomist

-          RIP Yield Goal: Updated Fertilizer Recommendations by Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Soil Science Specialist

-          Clay Chemistry Influence on Crop K Nutrition by Drave Franzen

-          NRCS Farm Planning and Program Opportunities by Paul DuBourt, Foster County NRCS District Conservationist

-          Calculating Profitability of Buying Replacement Heifers by Bryon Parman, NDSU Extension Agricultural Finance Specialist

-          Don’t Be A Downer by Nicole Wardner, NDSU Extension Sheridan County Extension Agent

-          Livestock Marketing Outlook by Tim Petry, NDSU Extension Livestock Economist

-          Feed Concerns for 2018-2019 by Karl Hoppe, Carrington Research Extension Center Livestock Systems Specialist

-          Sorghum Sudangrass for Fall Grazing or Haying by Kevin Sedivic, NDSU Extension Rangeland Management Specialist

-          Ergot in Wheat and Goss’s Wilt in Corn by Andrew Friskop, NDSU Extension Plant Pathologist Specialist  

-          Optimizing Fungicide Application Methods for Improved Management of White Mold in Dry Beans by Michael Wunsch, Carrington Research Extension Center Plant Pathologist

-          Cover Crop Identification and Use by Greg Endres, Abbey Wick and Megan Vig, NDSU Extension Griggs County Extension Agent  

-          Getting Started with Soil Health Discussion by Abbey Wick

Central Dakota Ag Day is sponsored and organized by the Agriculture Improvement Associations and Extension Offices in Foster, Eddy, Wells, Griggs, Sheridan and Stutsman counties as well as the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.   For more information, contact Megan Vig at the Griggs County Extension office at 701-797-3312 or megan.vig@ndsu.edu.

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