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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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Safety campaign educates on machinery danger
With a blunt and controversial message, a national farm safety group has launched an education campaign aimed at keeping children younger than 12 off tractors.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - News

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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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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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Minn. launches pollinator education effort
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson promises to plant more flowers. It is part of a new program his department launched Thursday at the State Fair to encourage Minnesotans to provide good homes to bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects that pollinate plants.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Tips for prospective ag students
Experts offer these tips for anyone interested in pursuing ag education or training:
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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VIDEO: Respond to beef trends
Beef trends come and go but some can cause confusion. Brad Morgan, meat scientist at Zoetis Animal Health, says it’s the responsibility of cattlemen to educate consumers on what’s right and what’s wrong.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - - News

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Crop insurance industry educates farmers on new farm bill
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz . — Agents will need to explain the intricacies of the new commodity programs and crop insurance this year, even though the changes to crop insurance will not go into effect until next year, key industry officials said last week at the annual crop insurance convention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDFU president encourages young farmers
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Most people know it as the North Dakota Farmers Union, but new president Mark Watne likes to remember its longer “official” name: Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America North Dakota Division.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fraternity of farming
The four Podolls were named 2014 Organic Farmers of the Year by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, or MOSES, a prominent nonprofit organization based in Spring Valley, Wis. Nearly 3,400 people attended the organization’s recent annual convention.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Red ink on beets, corn for RRV
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers outside the Red River Valley in North Dakota did better financially in 2013 than farmers inside the valley, according to the annual North Dakota Farm Management Education Report. That happens only about two years out of 10.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA surveys organic farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is surveying organic farmers, and producers must respond by mail by Feb. 13 or online by April 3. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Society of Spring Valley, Wis., says the survey is a follow-up to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, which found that total organic product sales by American farms and ranches increased 83 percent since 2007.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - - 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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SD meetings help inform farmers on farm bill programs, decisions
With a new farm bill signed into law, farmers are now faced with big decisions that could affect their farms far into the future. To help farmers in South Dakota learn about the new five-year farm bill, which sets policies for hundreds of programs ranging from farm subsidies to nutrition, the South Dakota Farmers Union and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency held an educational meeting Aug. 13 at the Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Concern over food supplies for growing world population
With the world population rising, demographers are grappling with one of the most pressing issues of the century — will there be enough food for an extra 2 billion to 4 billion people?
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Organic group honors ND farmers
The Podoll family of Prairie Road Organic Farm and Seed in Fullerton, N.D., has been named 2014 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year.
Friday, February, 28, 2014 - - News

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ND extension official honored for Annie's Project work
Willie Huot says he recognized the value of Annie’s Project when he first heard about it at a national conference in 2005. The Grand Forks (N.D.) County Extension Service agent helped establish the program across North Dakota the following year, adding innovations that subsequently were used in other states, too.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Making farm transitions work
Transitioning a farm from one generation to the next is never easy, and can be next to impossible if the people involved don’t communicate, experts say.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Talking propane
Roy Willis can’t promise the propane shortage of 2013 to ’14 won’t happen again. But he can suggest ways for farmers to reduce their risk.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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