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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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Taylor proposes fixed interest rate for loans
North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grain dealers tap Letcher to replace retiring Strege
Stu Letcher has been named the new executive vice president of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association, to replace Steve Strege, who is retiring from that position at the end of May after 35 years in the post.
Tuesday, March, 18, 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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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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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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NCI educates visitors on regional ag
The Northern Crops Institute’s leaders can help educate visitors about the region’s agriculture, because they’ve helped shape it.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Eric Halverson named CEO of Grand Forks-based Black Gold Farms
Eric Halverson has been named CEO of Black Gold Farms of Grand Forks, N.D., in a planned family succession plan. His father, Gregg Halverson, turned 65 on Oct. 23 and will remain president of the board of directors.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND FFA marks 85th convention
Clad in their trademark blue jackets, FFA members swarmed the North Dakota State University campus for the organization’s 85th annual state convention, which takes place this week.
Wednesday, June, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Food safety, social media on agenda for new Minn. Cattlemen's Association director
The new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says her group hopes to make greater use of social media and to increase participation in the Beef Quality Assurance program.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Professor’s work helps farmers, marketers
The North Dakota State University associate professor and cereal scientist in the Department of Plant Sciences is in charge of the hard red spring wheat quality laboratories at NDSU. The labs analyze thousands of hard red spring lines each year for their flour and baking-quality profiles, according to the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. During busy months, the lab runs 24 hours a day to make sure the quality analysis is done on time.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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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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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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