2015 Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum coming to Minot
The North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC ) and the U.S. Durum Growers Association (USDGA) will be hosting the 2015 Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum on Nov. 9-10 at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot, N.D. The event will bring together in...
The North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC ) and the U.S. Durum Growers Association (USDGA) will be hosting the 2015 Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum on Nov. 9-10 at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot, N.D. The event will bring together industry experts and producers to share and discuss the latest trends impacting the wheat and durum industries.
Joe Outlaw, professor and extension economist at Texas A&M, will be the keynote speaker at the event’s banquet the evening of Nov. 9. He will discuss the challenges of profitable and sustainable agriculture in uncertain times, as well as the current situation for durum wheat producers and emerging issues. The recognition of USDGA’s awards and scholarship winners will also take place at the banquet. Jennifer Dewey Rohrich, farm wife and author of the Prairie Californian Blog, will be the luncheon speaker on Nov. 10. She will be sharing ideas on how a simple conversation can have the power to leave a legacy in a world disconnected from agriculture.
The Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum agenda on Nov. 10 will include a hard red spring wheat and durum crop overview with information on what producers learned in 2015, including fungicide trials on durum, mid-season nitrogen applications and growth regulator use on wheat. A panel of producers and industry representatives will discuss raising a sustainable crop. There will also be a 2015 market update highlighting crop demand, challenges and opportunities and a 2016 outlook will also take place; as well as a presentation on producer partner opportunities in North Dakota. The USDGA annual meeting will follow the luncheon on Nov. 10.
“This is a great opportunity for industry experts and producers to come together to discuss industry issues and to learn from each other,” says Russell Doe, USDGA President. “We encourage individuals with ties to the state’s durum and wheat industries to come to this informative and educational event.”
The event is free, but registration is required by Nov. 5. To register, to view a complete agenda and to find additional information, visit www.durumgrowers.com .