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Lake Region Extension Roundup set for Jan. 3-4

The annual NDSU Extension Lake Region Roundup to be held in Devils Lake will provide updates on crop production, marketing, livestock and horticulture.

The 2024 Lake Region Extension Roundup will be held Jan. 3-4 at the Memorial Building in Devils Lake, North Dakota.

The annual event is hosted by North Dakota State University Extension county offices surrounding Devils Lake and covers a wide range of agricultural production topics.

“Lake Region Extension Roundup provides area producers with a recap of the 2023 growing season and a forward-thinking discussion on how to prepare for crop and livestock management in 2024,” says Lindsay Overmyer, NDSU Extension agent in Ramsey County. “It is a great opportunity for networking with neighbors and Extension personnel.”

“We are continuing the multiple roundtable discussions this year due to great interactions and positive responses from farmers and ranchers,” adds Overmyer.

Both days start with a complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. General and concurrent sessions begin at 9 a.m. The keynote speakers for the general sessions will take place in the World War II Memorial Building. Concurrent sessions will be in the Memorial Building’s basement, the Armory Room and the Historical Room and Meeting Room in the adjoining Ramsey County Courthouse.

Keynote topics on Wednesday, Jan. 3 are:

  • Resilience: Overcoming adversity
  • Crop consultant panel
  • Crop market outlook

Wednesday concurrent session topics are:

  • Small grain variety update
  • Soil sampling and compaction
  • Canola flea beetle
  • Farmland and machinery update
  • Weed identification and control
  • Tips for growing a great lawn
  • Implants for beef cattle

Wednesday roundtable discussion topics:

  • Resistant weed challenges
  • Canola production
  • Cattle production concerns
  • Soil health
  • Horticulture

Keynote topics on Thursday, Jan. 4 are:

  • Peeking behind the curtain: Your farm in 2034
  • Weather 2024: More extremes or back to “normal”

Thursday concurrent session topics are:

  • Sprayers and spraying conditions
  • When does water matter the most?
  • Ag-energy outlook
  • What is an estate plan?
  • H2A labor constant
  • Farm succession planning
  • Grain storage tips
  • Dry bean and soybean production

In addition to the sessions, more than 50 booth exhibitors will be set up in the Memorial Building.

Attending Lake Region Extension Roundup is free of charge. No registration is necessary.

For more information, visit the Lake Region Roundup event page at ndsu.ag/lakeregion24, or contact your NDSU Extension county office at ndsu.ag/countyoffice.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – December 19, 2023

Source: Lindsay Overmyer, 701-662-7027, lindsay.overmyer@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-7006, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu


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