STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A Big Iron memory
Years ago, when I was in high school, my family was harvesting barley on a sweltering August afternoon. I was tired (6 a.m. football practices and harvest simply don't mix) and struggling with my life... Posted on 9/10/13 at 11:34 AM
STAFF BLOG MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE NDSU, Ellingson will tile Big Iron's field demo before our eyes
Will YOU be among the Big Iron will have aan estimated 80,000 show-goers this year? (I think I remember there are only 35,000 or so commercial farmers in North Dakota.)
The event will run Sept. 13-... Posted on 8/29/11 at 9:18 AM
The organizers of the Big Iron traditional Ladies Lunch and Style Show pride themselves on giving female farm enthusiasts and farm wives a break from farm machinery demonstrations and agricultural seminars.
Not everyone agrees on whether Schollander Pavilion was named for Art Schollander, the man who sold the land to the county at a discount, or for his grandson who was a bonafide Olympic swimming hero.
Officially, the centerpiece building for the Red River Valley Fair and Big Iron was named for Art Schollander.
Exhibition continues to see growth
West Fargo - In the past few years, the fields at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds here have been so damp for the Big Iron Farm Expo that equipment demonstrations have been nigh-impossible.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Big Iron XXX was certainly the bigger than ever and fit for its anniversary. The event drew U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, political debates and more than 100 international visitors through the North Dakota Trade Office.
WEST FARGO, N.D. - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be a special guest
at the 30th Annual Big Iron Farm Show. Vilsack has accepted an invitation
from the Red River Farm Network to participate in a question and answer
session at RRFN's Issues and Events Center Tuesday, September 14th. The
one-hour seminar begins at 11:30 a.m.
When I approached an ATV sales representative, I warned him that I had absolutely no experience driving an ATV and that I didn’t want to go solo. He told me that there would be a lead driver and that I could follow him around the track.
Big Iron is always a major ag exhibition, but this year was notable for a couple of reasons. First, the weather was as good as it can be in mid-September. Big Iron regulars know rain and cool weather often could be counted on during the show’s run. Not this year. Summer-like temperatures and light winds made for perfect conditions for exhibitors and visitors.
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