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NDAA Northern Ag Expo 2006

The latest ag products and services plus a slate of informative seminars will in the offing at the NDAA Northern Ag Expo this year. The two-day event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the FargoDome.

The latest ag products and services plus a slate of informative seminars will in the offing at the NDAA Northern Ag Expo this year. The two-day event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the FargoDome.

The show offers a great opportunity for farmers to network with ag suppliers, research professionals and extension service staff, all under one roof, according to Gary Knutson, executive director of the North Dakota Agricultural Association and coordinator of the Ag Expo.

This year's show will have more than 200 exhibitors.

Along with the informative seminars, there will also be five top-notch speakers.

On the main stage on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. Minnesota Twins Manager, Ron Gardenhire, and the "Voice of the Twins," John Gordon, will speak. Twins General Manager Terry Ryan will join them in a salute to the 2006 American League Central Division Champs.

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On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Dr. Tim Maloney of Agri-Tech Consulting from Janesville, Wis., will present "Tips for Achieving that Top Corn Yield." Chip Flory, editor of Professional Farmer from Cedar Falls, Iowa, will present "Tips for Marketing your 2007 Corn Crop."

Also hear North Dakota State University Head Basketball Coach, Tim Miles when he presents, "Setting Goals, Shooting for the Top."

On the Upper Level in the East Lobby there will be seminars designed to keep farmers on top of their management practices.

Following is the seminar schedule:

Tuesday, 10 a.m. - noon

10 a.m. - Soybeans 2007 - Producer Issues.

10 a.m. - Strip Tillage Benefits.

11 a.m. - Herbicide Update - The Zollinger Report

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11 a.m. - Wheat: An Extra 10 Bushels Strategy.

Tuesday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2 p.m. - Managing Your Nitrogen Bank Account

2 p.m. - GMO: New Crop Traits Being Studied.

Wednesday, 10 a.m. - noon

10 a.m. - Responding to Bugs that Bugged Us.

10 a.m. - Wheat: An Extra 10 Bushels Strategy.

11 a.m. - Herbicide Update - The Zollinger Report.

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11 a.m. - Soybeans 2007 - Producers Issues.

Wednesday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2 p.m. - NDAWN - Access and Uses for Farmers - Dealers - Industry.

2 p.m. - Managing Your Nitrogen Bank Account.

Speaker bios:

John Gordon: 'Voice of the Twins' - The 2006 season was John Gordon's 209th as the Twins' radio counterpart to Herb Carneal. Before coming to the Twin Cities before the 1987 season, Gordon was part of the New York Yankees broadcast crew from 1982-86.

The Detroit native began his broadcasting career with the Spartanburg Phillies in 1965 after graduating from the University of Indiana. After five years with Spartanburg, Gordon joined the Baltimore Orioles where he remained until 1973, when he accepted the broadcasting job at the University of Virginia to become the voice of Cavaliers football and basketball. From there he joined the Yankees' Class AAA affiliate Columbus Clippers from 1977-81, before moving to New York in 1982.

Ron Gardenhire - Ronald Clyde Gardenhire, better known to many as "Gardy," grew up in White Bear Lake, Minn., and is graduate of Mariner High School. He majored in physical education at University of Texas and set a school record of 10 RBIs in a game, March 5, 1978 vs. Arkansas. He is the 2005 recipient of the Carl R. Pohlad Award recognizing outstanding community service throughout the Upper Midwest. He dedicates his time in support of military veterans, is spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Buckle Up, Drive at Safe Speeds, and Don't Drink and Drive PSA campaigns and the Minnesota Twins/3M Totally Awesome Coaches Award program recognizing outstanding youth sports coaches in Minnesota.

In 2006 he lead the Twins to an American League Central Division Championship.

Dr. Tim Maloney on improving corn yield - Dr. Tim Maloney of Agri-Tech Consulting of Janesville, Wis., will present "Tips for Achieving that Top Corn Yeild" on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m.

A Production Research Agronomist, Tim heads up Agri-Tech Consulting. The company conducts research on alfalfa, small grains, corn and soybeans in small and large scale plots, covering areas from seed treatment, inoculation, fertility, tillage comparisons, genetics and the impact of plant disease on crop growth and development.

NDSU Basketball Coach Tim Miles - North Dakota State University Head Basketball Coach Tim Miles, will present "Setting Goals, Shooting for the Top" on Wednesday afternoon.

Miles is as dynamic and invigorating a personality as you would care to see, and putting him in charge of a group of young men with talent is the right formula for success.

Taking over as the 21st head men's basketball coach in North Dakota State history five years ago, Miles has guided his competitive Bison squads to a 79-63 record including two North Central Conference semifinal appearances. He knows the right formula that should put the Bison basketball program on a long-term track for winning in Division I.

The 40-year-old Miles has turned two collegiate programs into big winners, including a magical 2000-01 season with Southwest Minnesota State University. He guided that program to a 28-7 mark including the NCAA Division II North Central Region championship and a berth in the 2001 Elite Eight.

His 11-year collegiate coaching mark is 192-124, including two conference-winning campaigns at Mayville (N.D.) State University, where his teams were 35-22.

A native of Doland, S.D., he graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., in 1989 and earned a master's degree in health and physical education from Northern State in Aberdeen, S.D., in 1990.

He was an assistant coach at Northern State for six seasons from 1989-90 through 1994-95 and helped the Wolves to five NAIA playoff appearances and five regional titles. He was the recruiting coordinator for NSU and was responsible for bringing in and coaching five All-Americans at that school.

Miles and his wife, Kari, have a daughter, Ava, and a son, Gabriel.

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