Central Dakota Ag Day

JSSPA Extension Information

Central Dakota Ag Day is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5, at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. This workshop will consist of several different breakout sessions including agronomy, livestock and marketing topics.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and donuts. Kevin Wolsky from Central Ag Alliance will begin the workshop with the opening presentation, “Can We All Get Along? The Power of Farmers Group Purchasing”. The rest of the morning and afternoon will consist of several half-hour breakout sessions. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion comprised of speakers from the breakout sessions. The workshop will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided and is being sponsored by ND Soybean Council and ND Corn Council.


The breakout session topics will include:

  • Market Facilitation Program/Farm Bill – Byron Parman, NDSU assistant profession/Extension agriculture finance specialist

  • Soybean Production Research and Recommendations Update – Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist

  • Advantages of Zone Soil Mapping and Testing – Dave Franzen, NDSU professor/Extension soil science specialist

  • Palmer Amaranth: The Notorious P.I.G. Weed – Joe Ikley, NDSU assistant professor/Extension weed specialist

  • Crop Marketing Outlook for Corn and Wheat – Frayne Olson, NDSU associate professor/Extension crops economist

  • Crop Marketing Outlook for Soybeans – Frayne Olson

  • Intercropping Cash Crops 101 – Mike Ostlie, NDSU research agronomist

  • Everything You Want to Know About Foliage-feeding Caterpillars on Soybeans – Jan Knodel, NDSU professor/Extension entomologist

  • Land Cash Rent – Bryon Parman

  • Comparing Crop Budgets – Joel Lemer, Adult Farm Management instructor

  • Wheat Quality Production Issues – Andrew Friskop, NDSU assistant professor/Extension plant pathologist

  • Prevent Plant and Crop Insurance: What You Need to Know – Jason Rohr and Chris Tofsrud, AgCountry Farm Credit Services

  • Feeding Poor Quality Wheat and Light Corn – Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist

  • CREC Beef Research Update – Bryan Neville, NDSU animal scientist

  • Forage and Winter Cereal Options for hay Production and Cover Crops – Kevin Sedivec, NDSU professor/Extension rangeland management specialist

  • Selling Meat Off the Farm – Cody Kreft, North Dakota Department of Agriculture

  • Using Floors to Protect Profitability in Livestock – Jason Frey, Hurley & Associates

  • Optimizing Value of the Beef Carcass with Underutilized Cuts – Rob Maddock, NDSU associate animal sciences professor

Central Dakota Ag Day is sponsored and organized by the Extension Offices in Foster, Eddy, Wells, Sheridan and Stutsman counties as well as the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

For more information, contact Alicia Harstad at the Stutsman County Extension office at 701-252-9030 or

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