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Event:
North Dakota State Fair
Date:July 20 - 28, 2018
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre for 4-H events

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.center.ndstatefair.com/
Event:
Grand Forks County Crop Improvement Association Plot Tour

Nelson Farms – 2 miles NE of Thompson, ND along County Highway 17 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (supper provided)
Speakers: Dr. Joel Ransom, Extension Small Grain and Corn Specialist; Lesley Lubenow, Extension Specialist (Crops); Naeem Kalwar, Extension Specialist (Soils); Busch Agricultural Representatives Seed Company Representatives.

Date:July 25, 2018
City:Thompson, ND
Contact:
Sam Haugen

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: samuel.haugen@ndsu.edu
Event:
Soil Health Bus Tour

Two day bus tour based out of Valley City, ND. Traveling to farms near Jamestown and Lisbon to learn about soil health and cover crops.
Hotel room blocks under (NDSU Soil Health):
American Inn, Valley City 701-845-5551
Grand Stay, Valley City 701-490-3500
Call to reserve a room under the room block (NDSU Soil Health) before 6-29-18.

Date:July 25 - 26, 2018
City:Valley City, ND
Contact:
Abbey Wick

Phone: 701-850-6458
E-mail: abbey.wick@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://ndsu.edu/soilhealth
Event:
Grand Forks County Youth Field Tour and Agriculture Career Exploration Day

Registration required by calling 701-780-8229

Located at GF County Crop Improvement Field Trials – Nelson Farms, 2 miles NE of Thompson along County Hwy 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Come and learn what Agriculture has to offer in Research and Industry.
Tour includes:
– Walking and Observing Crop Research Plots
– Learning about ND Crops and Animals
– Speakers include Ag Bankers, Agronomists, Agriculture Graduate Students, Horticulturists, Animal Science Professionals and Farmers.

Date:July 26, 2018
City:Thompson, ND
Contact:
Sam Haugen

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: samuel.haugen@ndsu.edu
Event:
State 4-H/FFA Land Judging Contest

tentative date and location

Date:August 2, 2018
City:Carrington, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/land_judging/
Event:
Oakes Irrigation Research Site Field Day
Date:August 14, 2018
City:Oakes, ND
Contact:
Kelly Cooper

Phone: 701-742-2189
E-mail: Kelly.C.Cooper@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/oakes/oakes.htm
Event:
Nutrient Management Day

Full day workshop consisting of presentations, demonstrations, and field crop trials pertaining to manure and nutrient management. Specific focus TBD. Check the website for updates!

Date:August 22, 2018
City:Carrington, ND
Contact:
Mary Berg

Phone: 701-652-2951
E-mail: mary.berg@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/lem
Event:
Northern Plains Potato Growers Field Day

Tour starts at Larimore, then to Inkster and then to Hoople, ND.

Date:August 23, 2018
City:Larimore, ND
Contact:
Andy Robinson

Phone: 701.231.8732
E-mail: andrew.p.robinson@ndsu.edu
Event:
Grazing School

The North Dakota Grazing School is scheduled September 5-7 at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn. The School is hosted by the ND Chapter of the Society for Range Management, NDSU Extension, ND NRCS and the ND Grazing Lands Coalition.

This event will focus on the principles of range management and how to incorporate them into livestock operations. The three-day school will include ranch tours, presentations from livestock producers and sessions on soil and ecological sites, plant identification, proper stocking rate, grazing management, infiltration and range improvements. At the end of the school, producers will have a completed grazing management plan they can incorporate into their operations.

For more information on the school contact: Miranda Meehan or Breana Kiser

Date:September 5 - 7, 2018
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Breana Kiser

Phone: 701-349-3249
E-mail: breana.s.kiser.3@ndsu.edu
Event:
Big Iron

The NDSU Extension Service has an exhibit area (3 or 4 tables) in the Hartl Ag Building at Big Iron on September 11-12-13, 2018 (Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm). This as an excellent opportunity to represent NDSU, provide education to the people of North Dakota, and gather input from farmers and agribusiness.

The Big Iron Farm Show is the largest farm show in the upper Midwest with 900+ exhibit booths, training sessions, demonstrations and countless opportunities to connect with peers. Companies display their most innovative agricultural equipment and technology. Some 70,000 farmers, ranchers and agricultural enthusiasts from around the world come to the Red River Valley to experience first-hand our diversified agricultural practices. Big Iron is a leader in providing producers the opportunity to visit with specialists from many ag-related fields, and to participate in seminars and in-field demonstrations to learn about the latest cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment, technology and services. The complete schedule is on the web at http://bigironfarmshow.com/

FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS

Alternative Grain Storage Options

What are the options for alternative grain storage? Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension Service Agricultural Engineer will describe the fundamentals of successfully storing grain in grain bags and in properly prepared and managed covered piles. He will also focus on important safety practices associated with temporary grain storage.

Industry representatives will show and describe options for modular bunker walls, aeration fans, wireless fan control system, wireless temperature probes, and pile or bunker covers or tarps. Industry representatives will also show and describe grain bags and the equipment to fill and unload the bags. There will be time to examine the equipment and interact with industry representatives.

Effects of Tile Drainage

How does tile drainage effect the physical and chemical properties of soil? The Big Iron Demonstration Field was tiled in 2012. Now, five years later, come to the Demonstration Field each afternoon during the 2017 Big Iron Show to see the impacts “close up”. Soil pits will be dug to expose the tile drain pipes, and areas between tiles, to compare the effects of tile drainage on soils. NDSU Extension engineering, agronomy and soil specialists will be on hand to discuss the impacts of tile drainage on soils and crop production.

Date:September 11 - 13, 2018
City:West Fargo, ND
Contact:
Kenneth Hellevang

Phone: 701-231-7243
Fax: 701-231-1008
E-mail: kenneth.hellevang@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://bigironfarmshow.com/
Event:
Conservation Tillage Conference
Date:December 18 - 19, 2018
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Abbey Wick

Phone: 701-850-6458
E-mail: abbey.wick@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://ndsu.edu/soilhealth
Event:
Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop
Date:February 12 - 13, 2019
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Greg Endres

Event:
Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop
Date:February 11 - 12, 2020
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Greg Endres