FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota corn and soybean groups have announced the fourth annual Northern Corn and Soybean Expo will be held virtually in 2021 due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, the North Dakota Soybean Council and the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association annually put on the free event for corn and soybean producers. Last year's Expo had more than 750 attendees and 75 exhibitors at the Fargodome.

The 2021 Expo will be held virtually in morning sessions on Feb. 23 and 24. The North Dakota Soybean Growers Association and North Dakota Corn Growers Association will hold their respective annual meetings on Feb. 24. A livestream will be available for North Dakota farmers.

The Soybean Growers Association and Corn Growers Association are working to offer sponsorships, along with electronic and print promotion opportunities for industry partners and supportive ag businesses and organizations in lieu of an in-person trade show. Proceeds fund the two groups' advocacy efforts in Bismarck and in Washington, D.C.

The 2021 agenda will include a live virtual taping of the U.S. Farm Report, moderated by Tyne Morgan, and the panel will feature commodity marketing specialists and a virtual question and answer segment. Other planned segments include weather insights from Eric Snodgrass and agricultural advocacy with Rob Sharkey, also known as The Shark Farmer.

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For more information and further announcements, visit www.northerncornsoyexpo.com.