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DICKINSON, N.D. - For local food producers, figuring out how to bring your products to the people can be tough, but one woman hopes to provide an answer to it and other questions fledgling farmers may have at a free-to-attend event on Jan. 25.
DICKINSON, N.D. — The 19th annual Bull Days Showcase at Dickinson State University is changing, with smaller cattle producers finding new possibilities and opportunities at its new venue. "The Chamber brings in producers to showcase their bulls, so that gives them the opportunity to get visibility out there for people looking to purchase bulls," said Estee Milburn, member and services manager at the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce. "We get people who come from all over."
Gerald Jahner and his wife Mary of Mott, N.D., were recently honored with North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Producer of the Year award, earned thanks in part to use of the Cattle Herd Appraisal Performance Software (CHAPS).
DICKINSON, N.D. — It's a tall order to clear any misconception — particularly one that's 7,000 years old. Yet that is precisely what Jon Stika and researchers at the North Dakota State University's Dickinson Research Extension Center have been doing for many years now as they make new discoveries and introduce new paradigms to the world of soil health.
HETTINGER, N.D. — If left unshorn, a sheep's wool will simply never stop growing, until the animal can no longer move. To prevent the countryside from being littered with indolent, bleating balls of wool, it is necessary to ensure that a new crop of shearers is ready and able to keep North Dakota's sheep population svelte.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson State University's agriculture and technical studies department showcased the talents of some of its graduating seniors at their annual Opportunities in Agriculture event, which brought together local industry, leadership and education.
KILLDEER, N.D. — Walter Kukla's home in Killdeer is walled with memories—photographs of children and grandchildren, relatives and relations. "I built this house in 1970. The old house we lived in was just a shack, it was just built with a flat roof," Kukla said. "There was eight kids in our family."
BOWMAN, N.D. — The weather's taken a turn, with winter winds and low temperatures coming to roost in North Dakota, uprooting one of the state's big industries: honey production. "Right now we're in the process of shipping our bees to California for the winter," said Tim Hiatt, a beekeeper out of Bowman. "There's specific crops that must be pollinated by honey bees because they are so concentrated that native pollinators (can't)."
DICKINSON, N.D. — A line of rusted tractors, neatly tagged and laid out according to make and model, might seem like the start of a junkyard, not the beginning of an auction — yet for many on Saturday morning these very relics were worth more than their weight in iron.
Corn and oil may sound like an unpleasant cocktail, but blending ethanol and gasoline has resulted in savings for consumers and profits for farmers, advocates say.