Sam Markell stands in front of a group of dry bean producers, explaining a table of data.
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Greg Endres

Getting It Right Crop Production Program Continues

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NDSU Extension, in cooperation with commodity organizations, has been conducting an educational crop production program titled “Getting It Right” (GIR) during the past decade. Targeted audience is North Dakota farmers and crop advisers, and the information is presented primarily by NDSU crop specialists and researchers. The program’s basic objective is to provide updates on crop production research and recommendations.

The GIR program continued in 2022, with a series of live webinars on dry bean, soybean, sunflower and canola. The webinars were based out of the Carrington Research Extension Center using Zoom. In addition, a face-to-face meeting was conducted on dry bean production in Traill County (Portland, ND). The following table lists general information about the meetings.

2022 Getting It Right Crop Production meetings
Crop Date Method Cooperating Commodity Group
Dry bean 1-6-22 Face to Face Northarvest Bean Growers Association
Dry bean 3-22-22 Live Webinar Northarvest Bean Growers Association
Soybean 1-25-22 Live Webinar ND Soybean Council
Sunflower 2-1-22 Live Webinar National Sunflower Association
Canola 2-15-22 Live Webinar Northern Canola Growers Association

General topic areas were cultivar selection, plant establishment, plant nutrition and soil management, plant protection (disease, insect and weed management), market update and commodity organization overview. Following webinar presentations, the audience had the opportunity to submit written questions, which were answered orally or written by presenters. Presentations were recorded, edited and posted for future reference by program participants as well as other interested persons at

Program participants totaled over 650 persons, primarily from North Dakota but also the Midwest and beyond. Participants were requested to complete meeting evaluations. For example, participants were asked to place a value on knowledge received when applied to their business, and the average among meetings ranged from $10 to $14 per acre. Also, participants were asked to numerically rate “plan to take action based on what I learned” using the following scale: 6=Strongly agree; 5=Agree; 4=Somewhat agree; 3=Somewhat disagree; 2=Disagree; or 1=Strongly disagree. Among meetings, the average ranged from 4.7 to 4.8 with 67% to 75% indicating agree or strongly agree.

During the 2022-23 winter meeting season, GIR webinars are being planned for canola, corn, dry bean, soybean and sunflower, and registration is open at

Greg Endres
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist