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ND Board of Ag Research and Education Requests Input in Person, in Writing, Online

In addition to in-person and written testimony, the N.D. State Board of Agricultural Research and Education is requesting input on needs and potential solutions online.

North Dakota State University’s State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE) is requesting input for 2021-23 program priorities. SBARE is the board that has budget and policy-making oversight for the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and NDSU Extension.

“In years past, SBARE has taken input on priorities with verbal testimony at listening sessions across the state plus through written testimony, and that process will continue unchanged,” said Mark Birdsall, SBARE chair from Berthold, N.D. “However, now we’re also offering an online form for individuals and groups to share needs and potential solutions.”

Individuals and organizations may go to https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/sbare/stakeholder-input or search for “SBARE stakeholder input” by Dec. 20 to submit ideas.

Stakeholder input will be taken in person:

  • Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14-15, NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center, Fargo
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck

To testify in person, contact Wendy Breitbach at 701-231-7656 or wendy.breitbach@ndsu.edu two weeks before the requested meeting.

“In January 2020, the SBARE board will use the online, written and in-person input to discuss program priorities for the Experiment Station and Extension,” Birdsall said. “In February and March, we’ll discuss draft lists of initiatives, capital improvements and one-time funding requests to forward to the State Board of Higher Education and North Dakota Legislature.”

Learn more about SBARE at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/sbare.

Source:Mark Birdsall, mcbirdsall@gmail.com, 701-240-9507
Editor:Becky Koch, becky.koch@ndsu.edu, 701-231-7875
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