Russ Danielson, Paul Berg and Bert Moore will be awarded Agriculturist of the Year honors at the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Fargo Civic Center. The banquet is part of the 85th Little International livestock show and contest organized by NDSU’s Saddle and Sirloin Club scheduled for Feb. 11-12. The public is invited to watch the contests and purchase tickets for the Hall of Fame Banquet and social that will begin at 5 p.m.
The award typically goes to one distinguished leader in North Dakota agriculture who possesses traits student members of the Saddle and Sirloin Club seek to exemplify. This year, the club will honor three men who have made a great impact on the NDSU campus and state of North Dakota. Danielson, emeritus professor, became NDSU beef herdsman in 1965 and began his teaching career at NDSU in 1973. He has been part of nearly 50 Little Internationals. Berg began coaching NDSU’s meats judging teams in 1975 and has been an associate professor at NDSU since 1982. Moore spent four decades coaching NDSU livestock judging teams and is a former NDSU professor.
Other Little International activities include a 4-H and FFA livestock judging contest, ham curing contest, public speaking competition, banquet and dance. The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, with the 4-H and FFA livestock judging and crops judging contests in Sheppard Arena and Bison Sports Arena. The Hippology Contest at the NDSU Horse Park and the FFA Ag Sales Contest in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom also are scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday.
Saturday, Feb. 12, activities include showmanship preliminaries for dairy, horse, sheep, beef and swine at 8 a.m. in Sheppard Arena, with showmanship finals scheduled for 6 p.m. The showmanship finals will determine the 85th Little International Overall Showman. The Dance in the Chips is scheduled for 11 p.m. in Sheppard Arena, with October Road providing entertainment.
To attend the Hall of Fame Banquet, contact Levi Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.