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Carrington Research Extension Center to host ag day

The NDSU Extension Service is scheduled to host an agricultural program Dec. 16 at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. 

The Central Dakota Ag Day program begins with coffee and doughnuts at 9:30 a.m. Workshops start at 10 a.m.

"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," says Joel Lemer, an Extension agent in Foster County. "There also are horticultural offerings for the nontraditional production agriculturalist."

Workshop topics include:

  • Managing herbicide-resistant weeds
  • Crop issues such as soybean production, soybean cyst nematode and white mold management; why green crops are yellow; and making wheat viable in today's market
  • Durum wheat contracts in 2015
  • 2015 crop budgets
  • 2014 farm bill
  • Agricultural uses for unmanned aircraft system
  • Cover crops for livestock feed
  • Veterinary feed directives
  • Beef cattle body condition scoring
  • Cow-calf budgets
  • Livestock marketing outlook
  • Horticultural issues such as apple tree selection for North Dakota growing conditions and high-tunnel gardening
  • Farm and ranch succession planning

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

The Carrington Research Extension Center is 3.5 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.

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