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Central Dakota Ag Day Set

Workshop topics include weed management, cover crops, grazing strategies and market outlooks.

Crop and livestock producers will have an opportunity to learn about weed management, cover crops, crop diseases, grazing strategies, veterinary issues and market outlooks during a daylong agricultural program Friday, Dec. 16, at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).

The Central Dakota Ag Day program begins with coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m. Introductions are at 9:45. Workshops start at 10. The NDSU Extension Service is hosting the program.

“Central Dakota Ag Day is for everyone.” says Joel Lemer, the agriculture and natural resources Extension agent for Foster County. “The daylong program will provide a wealth of educational information on a variety of topics - some old, some new - to crop and livestock producers, not only in central North Dakota but statewide. The program also includes horticultural offerings for the nontraditional production agriculturalist.”

Workshop topics include:

  • Developing a weed management strategy
  • Best management practices of new soybean weed management traits
  • North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network update
  • Cover crops: soybeans and dry beans on winter rye
  • CREC soybean production research review
  • Soybean and dry bean disease research update
  • North Dakota soybean survey
  • Hemp production in North Dakota
  • Fertilizer recommendations for 2017
  • Goss’s wilt in corn
  • Enogen corn
  • Land rents 2017 and beyond
  • Ask a vet
  • Decrease cow size and increase profits
  • Managing grazing strategies
  • Cover crops for livestock operations
  • Crop and livestock marketing outlooks
  • Utilizing cover crops to improve soil health and the bottom line
  • Horticultural: evergreen tree care, alternative tree species for North Dakota, starting backyard orchards, vine to wine in North Dakota
  • 2017 crop production budgets
  • Exporting nutrients and soil from North Dakota (general program)

Central Dakota Ag Day is sponsored by the Agricultural Improvement Associations and Extension Service offices in Foster, Eddy, Wells, Griggs, Sheridan and Stutsman counties, as well as the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

No registration is required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Lemer at 701-652-2581 or

The CREC is 3 1/2 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Nov. 18, 2016

Source:Joel Lemer, 701-652-2581,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391,
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