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Ag program graduates value experience and education
With the wealth of quality agricultural education in the Northern Plains, the graduates of such programs tend to be prepared for the big leap into the tides of the industry. Many find success early on, and others wade through challenges to eventually meet the life-long career goals they had longed to achieve.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Graduate student pursues ag passion, receives scholarship
Melinda Sommer put a smile on her father’s face when she professed that her dream was to pursue a career in agriculture. Now, a recipient of the Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship, the South Dakota State University student is continuing her education in agriculture by working toward a master’s degree and hands-on experience in every corner of the industry.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Young farmer programs find investors in Minnesota
When Ryan Batalden graduated from college, he worked for a time in a Twin Cities office. But, Batalden, who grew up on a farm, always felt the tug of the land.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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From hay fields to Harvard
When I was a young high school graduate, the thought of going to an expensive eastern Ivy League school never even crossed my mind. If it had crossed my mind, I’m sure I’d have chased the thought away from our modest and mortgaged ranch.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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MSU awarded for outstanding program
In 2013, the Mother Nature Network, an online network that promotes environmental and social responsibility, named Montana State University’s Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems program one of the top 10 best environmental college programs in the U.S.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Kelly Stone, former Agweek staff writer, dies
Kelly Stone, formerly the news director for Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, has died, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting reported Friday. She was 52 years old. Stone had been an Agweek staff writer from the late 1990s until 2007.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - - News

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Universities buy local foods, grant ag scholarships
BERKELEY Calif. — University of California campuses will buy food from local growers, grant more scholarships to agriculture students and teach farmers in the U.S. and around the world how to grow food with less water under a new initiative.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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SDSU researchers study BVDV, strive to develop new vaccine
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections are one of the major contributors to bovine respiratory disease (BRD), resulting in losses in U.S. herds estimated at $2 billion per year, according to South Dakota State University professor Chris Chase of the veterinary and biomedical science department.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - - News

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ND’s major crop takes the stage in beer brewing
FARGO, N.D. — While hops might get all the credit for flavor in your favorite IPA, brewing experts say it’s malt’s time to shine. Malt is made from barley, a major North Dakota crop. With a growing craft brewing industry nationwide, there’s a renewed focus on types of malt used for beer.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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MTI announces Butler partnership
Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute and Butler Machinery Co. recently announced a new educational partnership to be delivered at the Mitchell campus.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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Top exec, lockout negotiator for American Crystal resigns
Joe Talley, chief operating officer at American Crystal Sugar Co. and a central figure in the negotiations surrounding a company lockout of union workers, has resigned his position at the company effective Jan. 17.
Wednesday, January, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Support for farming
I’d like to remind farmers that they still have a lot of fans.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Plant-soil interaction could combat weeds
URBANA, Ill. — Using high-powered DNA-based tools, a recent study at the University of Illinois identified soil microbes that negatively affect ragweed and provided a new understanding of the complex relationships going on beneath the soil surface between plants and microorganisms.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Researcher fights devastating rust disease
A driving force behind Maricelis Acevedo’s research is to make a difference. The assistant professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Pathology certainly is doing that. Acevedo specializes in leading research dealing with rust disease in wheat, a fungal infection that can have devastating results on plants. In some parts of the world, the crop-killing fungus is called the “polio of agriculture.”
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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SDSU researchers develop device to prevent combine fires
Most sunflower growers know during harvest the question is not if they will have a combine fire, but when.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - - News

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Today is the 100th birthday of an ag giant
It’s Norman Borlaug’s birthday today, and the Nobel laurel scientist is being remembered in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere with respect and admiration.
Tuesday, March, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dalrymple quotes Wilton (N.D.) elevator letter at STB hearing today in Fargo
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is making history in North Dakota today, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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City kid turns to farming
Twenty-seven-year-old Sobieck is a rarity in modern agriculture. He’s a city kid who had no ties to agriculture and no plans to become a farmer — until he met and fell in love with Holly Finken, a North Dakota farm girl.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Saskatchewan helps farmers find workers
For a fee, an agency will recruit foreign laborers.
Monday, October, 28, 2013 - Canadian Press - News

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Young farmers join local movement
WINDSOR, N.D. — Hannah Sargent and Jonathon Moser didn’t intend to be farmers. In January 2013, the young couple traveled to the Land Down Under to work at Captain’s Creek Organic Farm, a 200-acre organic vegetable farm an hour north of Melbourne, Victoria. They managed the farm’s community-supported agriculture operation and learned how to milk goats.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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