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One farmer's priorities

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Here at the first day of the two-day annual Extension Lake Region Roundup in Devils Lake, N.D. The farm show, which I've attended for many years, offers speakers on a wide range of topics. Look for stories from Roundup in the Jan. 14 print issue of Agweek, on our web site and Agweek social media.

Besides listening to knowledgable speakers, the event allows me to with visit with area farmers. I enjoy catching up on their farming operations and their lives. Today, I asked one farmer about his 2018 yields and 2019 outlook. He was happy to answer -- but was even happier to talk about how much he's enjoying the opportunity to coach one of his children's elementary basketball team.