2019 International Crop Expo

Wednesday, February 20th - 9am to 5pm

Thursday, February 21st - 9am to 4pm

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

2019 International Crop Expo

Wednesday, February 20th - 9am to 5pm

Thursday, February 21st - 9am to 4pm

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

2019 International Crop Expo

Wednesday, February 20th - 9am to 5pm

Thursday, February 21st - 9am to 4pm

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

Free Admission and Parking

Seminar Topics

Valuable educational seminars both days, developed and presented by NDSU Extension & Minnesota Extension Services

Keynote Speaker

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Jolene Brown

Often called, “The Dr. Phil of Agriculture”, Jolene is direct, respectful and generous with her advice and focused solutions to family business challenges.

1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20

Harvest the Humor: A celebration of Life on the Farm

In this joy-filled tribute to those of us living and working on the farm, you’ll find yourself laughing and commiserating with your friends and neighbors.  Together we’ll discover that juggling farm life with a smile can save your sanity—and your marriage. Get ready for real life lessons learned as we deal with breakdowns and parts runs, family in-laws and farm priorities, money and communication (or lack of it!).  Most of all, you’ll leave with big smiles on your faces and mighty glad that your farm roots run deep.  It’s time to celebrate!

Sponsored by:

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John Nowatzki

Finding Dollars in the Detail

Presenters:

Dr. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension Crops Economist

Betsy Jensen, Northland Community College Farm Business Management Instructor

Shane Sand, Farmer, Emerado (not pictured)

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 21

This session will focus on management decisions that farmers can make to increase their net income in current challenging economic environment.  It will focus on decisions regarding: landlord/ tenant relationships, marketing strategies, reducing input costs and some of the “common threads” of producers that tend to do better economically during challenging economics times in agriculture.


UAV Technology in the Red River Valley

Presenters:

John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension Ag Machine Systems Specialist

Boe Bateman, Farmer, Grand Forks, (not pictured)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20
(South End of Arena. New event this year)

This will be a discussion of the research and field operations using  Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV’s) being conducted in the Red River Valley. It will highlight some of the agencies involved, projects being conducted and some of the current/future applications of this technology for the region and beyond.  Some UAV equipment will be on display.

Small Grains

Wednesday

  • What you need to know and do before meeting with your banker!
  • New ND Fertilizer recommendations, Micronutrients and Myths
  • Joint Session between Soybeans/Dry Beans: Rethinking soil and water conservation practices
  • Joint Session between Soybeans/Dry Beans: Tips for using Soil Health Building Practices

Thursday

  • Small Grain Insects update
  • “Herbicide-resistant Weed ID and Potential UAV Spray Applications”
  • Joint Session between Soybeans/Dry Beans: Market Outlook
  • Joint Session between Soybeans/Dry Beans: Palmer Amaranth: A Discussion

 

Soybeans/Dry Beans

(with NDSU Extension Grand Forks County)
Wednesday

  • Dry Bean Breeding Update
  • Soybean/Dry Bean Disease Update
  • Joint Session with Small Grains: Tillage, Buffers, Costs, and Remedies for a cleaner Red River Watershed
  • Joint Session with Small Grains: Tips for using Soil Health Building Practices

Thursday

  • Soybean Drying and Storage Tips – 2019 Edition
  • Dry Bean Production Tips
  • Joint Session with Small Grains: Market Outlook: Market Outlook
  • Joint Session with Small Grains: Palmer Amaranth: A Discussion

 

Potatoes

Wednesday

  • Update on potato crop insurance policies
  • Overview of the Potato Sustainability Initiative program

Thursday

  • Minnesota Certified Seed Report
  • North Dakota Certified Seed Report
  • Recognizing Herbicide Injury
  • Disease Management in Storage
  • 42 years of Potato Pathology Research
  • Tuber Quality Following Cold Injury