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

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
Web site:
Oakes Irrigation Research Site Field Day
Date:August 14, 2018
City:Oakes, ND
Kelly Cooper

Phone: 701-742-2189
Web site:
Growing Grapes in North Dakota - Enjoying the Fruits

Join us for a series of three hands-on workshops focused on grape production all the way to wine making and
marketing. No experience necessary. We will provide information on grape production basics, as well as
maintaining, constructing, marketing, and more! Join us for all of the workshops or only one. Price is $10.00.

Basics of Viticulture
June 28, 2018 at 6 p.m.
North Central Research Extension Center
5400 Highway 83 South
Minot, ND 58701
-Establishing a vineyard
-Variety selection
-Soil testing
-Maintenance, pruning, and trellising
-Weed control

Maintaining a Vineyard
July 17, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Carrington Research Extension Center
663 Hwy 281 N
Carrington, ND 58421
-Fruit production in ND
-Aronia production and marketing
-Disease and pest management
-NDSU grape project update

Enjoying the Fruits
August 21, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Pointe of View Winery
8413 19th Ave NW (off Hwy 2 & 52)
Burlington, ND 58722
-Wine sampling
-Economics & marketing
-Wine making basics
-Rules & regulations

Registration fee is $10 for one or all three
events. Pre-registration is encouraged.
To pre-register, contact:
North Central Research Extension Center
at (701) 857-7679, email Phil Koapke at, or complete and
mail the registration form below.

Date:August 21, 2018
City:Burlington, ND
Phil Koapke

Phone: 701-857-7679
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


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
Kenneth Hellevang

Phone: 701-231-7243
Fax: 701-231-1008
Web site:
Gardening Saturday

2019 Gardening Saturday is April 6th at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Sponsored by NDSU Extension Grand Forks County and Grand Forks Horticultural Society. The day-long event features a keynote speaker and includes multiple breakout sessions with local experts presenting a variety of gardening topics. The registration fee covers all of the day’s events including the educational programs, gardening vendors, breaks, lunch, a free perennial, and lots of great gardening camaraderie. For more information visit the website or call 701-780-8229.

Date:April 6, 2019
City:Grand Forks, ND
Carrie Knutson

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
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