Agweek Staff Report
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Michael Foster began his new position as State Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Montana Farm Service Agency today, Feb. 20.
The 31st annual Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held May 27-28 at the Community Center in Medora, N.D. The event — launched in 1987 by Sentinel Butte, N,D., rancher Bill Lowman — offers a free "all comers welcome" afternoon session for poets and singers on both days. There also are evening sessions on both days for which an admission fee is charged. The 7 p.m., Saturday, May 27, session features poets and singers from several states.
FARGO, N.D. -- The Northern Soybean Expo will move in 2018 to the Fargodome, combining the Northern Soy Expo and the Cornvention. The new program will be redubbed the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo, officials of the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, North Dakota Corn Utilization Commission, the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association and the North Dakota Soybean Utilization Council, all located in Fargo. The events historically have been held at the Fargo Holiday Inn.
The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service will hold its 2017 conference Feb. 23-25 in LaCrosse, Wis. The agenda includes 65 workshops on practical information of field crops, livestock, dairy, market and specialty crops, and business management. There’s a fee to attend, which is reduced for people who register by Jan. 17.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that starting March 20, 2017, organic producers and handlers will be able to visit over 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices around the country to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic or transitional certification.
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St. Paul, Minn. -- Grant Herfindahl, executive director of the Minnesota Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced Wednesday that up to 50,000 acres can be enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program in Minnesota for critical wildlife in addition to the 2,137 acres of CRP Grasslands announced earlier in the month.
North Dakota Dairy Convention has been postponed because of severe winter weather in the region. A new event date is yet to be determined. For more information, visit nd.gov/ndda.
The Grand Forks, N.D., Chamber's Ag Committee on Nov. 17 will hold the Farmers' Appreciation Banquet for area farmers and guests. The event is free, and will include food and entertainment for all guests. 5:30 p.m. - Social 6:15 p.m. - Welcome 6:25 p.m. - Mike Hergert 6:40 p.m. - Dinner 7:30 p.m. - The Great LineBenders It will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. Tickets are available for pickup at The Chamber in downtown Grand Forks and are limited to two per person.
David Berg, former president and CEO of American Crystal Sugar Co., will receive the North Dakota State University 2016 Agribusiness Award Nov. 4 in Fargo. The award recognizes distingushed ag industry individuals in North Dakota and elsewhere. The 43rd annual Harvest Bowl will begin its festivities Nov. 4 at the Ramada Plaza Suites with a dinner and awards ceremony, and on Nov. 5 honorees will attend the Harvest Bowl Football game. For more information, visit ndsualumni.com.