A listing of sessions available at Central Dakota Ag Day.
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Central Dakota Ag Day December 16

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Friday, December 16, NDSU Extension will host the Central Dakota Ag Day at the Carrington REC.

Several announcements have been made about the Central Dakota Ag Day, including:

Full slate of ag issues on tap at Central Dakota Ag Day

NDSU Extension Offers Stop the Bleed Training at Central Dakota Ag Day

New topics added to this year’s Central Dakota Ag Day program

Livestock sessions highlight Central Dakota Ag Day

Agronomy sessions featured at Central Dakota Ag Day

The daylong program includes opportunities to learn about crop production, weed management, veterinary issues, and crop and livestock market outlooks. The event begins with coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m.

Rancher Doug Bichler of Linton will deliver the keynote address titled “Life Left-handed” at 9:30 a.m. and NDSU Extension crops economist Frayne Olson will conclude the program with a one-hour general session titled “Crop Marketing Plans” at 2 p.m.

The Central Dakota Ag Day program includes 16 concurrent sessions covering three main areas – agronomy, livestock and agriculture life. The topics include:

•             Precision agriculture options for site-specific weed management

•             Carrington Research Extension Center research crop data

•             Row crop research information

•             Pigweed species and managing weeds

•             New fertilizer recommendations

•             Reduced tillage strategies: positive impacts on soil, crops and cost

•             Cow health emerging issues

•             Weed control in pastures

•             NRCS programs for ranchers

•             Cattle market outlook

•             Rules for selling locker meat

•             Stop the Bleed

•             NDSU garden seed trials and all-American garden selections

•             Returning to roots: How did our ancestors feed themselves?

•             German-Russian Christmas traditions

•             Preparing grain samples and sheaves for show and home display

Programming includes topics related to horticulture, food, and culture, and also includes a special one-hour session on bleeding control and the proper use of tourniquets.

Certified crop advisors can receive continuing education units for many of the seminars, and EMT’s can receive credit for participating in Stop the Bleed training.

For more information about Central Dakota Ag Day, visit or contact NDSU Foster County Extension agent Jeff Gale at 701-652-2581 or by email at

No pre-registration is required to attend this free event, which is open to the public. A sponsored lunch will be served.

Linda Schuster
Administrative Assistant