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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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Lake Region students study agricultural potential of unmanned aircraft
Paul Gunderson gets excited when showing off equipment and talking about farming at Lake Region State College’s Precision Agriculture Center. It’s his mission to make sure the students graduating from the Devils Lake, N.D., college’s precision agriculture program have a real-world grasp of skills they can utilize, including the use of unmanned aerial systems.
Tuesday, November, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Region showing response to energy production
I’d like to thank Sen. Joe Miller, R-Park River, N.D., for his comments on developing our state’s energy and ag industries and dispelling attempts by others to drive a wedge between them. (This is in response to the April 7 letter from Miller.) Incredible success in these two industries has transformed North Dakota in a very short period, and we should enable their continued growth and success, not pin them against one another.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. cattle group names new leader
Ashley Kohls has been named executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, effective Sept. 1.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - - 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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Calif. universities to start sustainable agriculture programs
University of California campuses would 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.
Wednesday, July, 02, 2014 - Reuters - News

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SDSU precision ag program evolves, expands
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there,” Will Rogers said. In the fast-paced, ever-changing world of precision agriculture, that sentiment is especially true.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - News

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Mont. student researches organic seed policy
As a grad student in the environmental studies program at the University of Montana, she has partnered with the Organic Seed Alliance to conduct research that could help classical plant breeders have more freedom to develop useful seed varieties for the farmers they serve.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Learning more about precision ag
A North Dakota center offers seminars for ag producers.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - 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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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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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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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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Peterson Farms Seed capitalizes on region's move to corn and beans
Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Battling agriculture's critics
Two recent experiences have left me shaking and scratching my head about how farmers battle critics and phantoms.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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