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2020 International Crop Expo

Wednesday, February 19 - 9 am to 5 pm

Thursday, February 20 - 9 am to 4 pm

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

2020 International Crop Expo

Wednesday, February 19 - 9 am to 5 pm

Thursday, February 20 - 9 am to 4 pm

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

2020 International Crop Expo

Wednesday, February 19 - 9 am to 5 pm

Thursday, February 20 - 9 am to 4 pm

Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

Seminar Topics

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

Keynote Speaker

David Kohl

Dr. David Kohl 

Professor Emeritus of Agricultural, Virginia Tech, Virginia

1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19

Agriculture Today: It Is What It Is… What Should We Do About It? 

The agricultural economic down turn is in the seventh year and counting.  Razor thin margins combined with increased volatility is the economic environment that most in the industry are facing. The result is massive changes in the structure of agriculture and rural communities.  What is the state of the trade agreements and the short and long-term implications to the bottom line?  Where are interest rates, land values, and food trends leading the industry?  How can one adjust strategies and tactics to cope and survive in this environment? One must have the business intelligence and street smarts to be successful. This session will discuss the assessment of management IQ that often places one in the top third or bottom third of profitability.  What are the financial and business management characteristics that one must focus on in planning, strategizing, executing and monitoring for 2020 and beyond?

Sponsored by:

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Host Molly Yeh, as seen on Girl Meets Farm, Season 1.

Molly Yeh

Food Network, Author

1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20

 

Molly Yeh is the star of Food Network’s new series Girl Meets Farm. She rose to national prominence with the debut of her memoir, Molly On The Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm. Her cookbook was selected by the New York Times as one of the fall's top releases of 2016 and was the winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), “Judge’s Award.” The book was also selected by NPR as one of their “Great Reads of 2016.” In March 2018, Molly followed the release with Yogurt by Short Stack Editions, featuring recipes dedicated to an ingredient she calls “the duct tape of food.”

She is also the creator of the lifestyle food blog, www.mynameisyeh.com, which has been recognized by Saveur and Yahoo as “Food Blog of the Year.” Molly has been featured by the New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and New York Magazine, and has contributed to Vanity Fair, Saveur, Condé Nast Traveler, Food52, and The Jewish Daily Forward. She was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for 2017 and Apartment Therapy’s 10 under 40 list.

Outside the kitchen, Molly is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and has performed with orchestras around the world, in off-Broadway theatre, and as the glockenspielist for the pop-band San Fermin. She lives on a farm on the North Dakota-Minnesota border with her fifth-generation farmer husband and their little flock of chickens.

Soybeans/Dry Beans

Wednesday

  • Spray Techniques and Disease Update
  • North Dakota Soybean Fertility Revisions
  • Updated Soybean Management Practices
  • Emotional Stress on the Farm: Implementing
    Practical Strategies to Cope  (Joint Session with Small Grains)

Thursday

  • Soybean Weed Management Challenges in 2020
  • What’s New for Insect Pests of Dry Beans and Soybean
  • Market Outlook (Joint Session with Small Grains)

 

Potatoes

Wednesday

  • Fertilization after Fall Flooding
  • United Potato Growers Potato Outlook
  • National Potato Council Update
  • BASF – New Products for Potato: Revysol, Zidua and Sefnia
  • Syngenta – Vibrance Ultra
  • Use of Aerial Imagery for Potato Growers

Thursday

  • Minnesota Certified Seed Report
  • North Dakota Certified Seed Report
  • What’s with the Wild Fall Weather?
  • Trapping Spores of Late Blight: The Canadian Experience
  • Pointers on Spring Fumigation
  • 2020 Vision on Seed Management
  • Common Scab Management

Small Grains

Wednesday

  • Soil Testing after a Wet Fall: How low can you go?
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Using Drones to Aid in Crop Management Decisions
  • Options for Spring Application of Fertilizer
  • Emotional Stress on the Farm:  Implementing Practical Strategies
    to Cope  (Joint Session with Beans)

Thursday

  • Small Grain Disease Update: What we learned in 2019
  • Drying and Storage Options for High Moisture Grain
  • 2020 Marketing without 20/20 Vision
    (Joint Session with Beans)

Sponsored by:

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