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63rd National Hard Spring Wheat Show Comes To Williston


Williston Economic Development (WED) has announced it will be a major sponsor of the 63rd National Hard Spring Wheat Show Feb. 2-4 in Williston.

The long-running Wheat Show brings experts and exhibitors to Williston to share cutting-edge information with producers. WED will have a booth at the event showcasing its programs that benefit agricultural business opportunities.

Farming and ranching has historically been the leading industry in northwestern North Dakota; although in recent years, it has shared the media spotlight with the booming Bakken Shale Oil and Gas Play. “Technological advancements in the oil and gas industry gave us a wild ride these past several years and made Williston the fastest growing small city in America,” said Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko. One of WED’s strategic goals continues to be providing support for new and current businesses that process, market and distribute crops and livestock in the Williston region. “It’s important that the Williston Economic Development Office continues to acknowledge the contributions made to our region by the ag-industry and assist where we can to help foster innovative agricultural development for the future,” said Wenko.

WED offers a variety of resources to help agricultural businesses get started or existing businesses expand including business plans, financial incentives, market research and site selection.

The National Hard Spring Wheat Show will be held Feb. 2-4 at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. The show is organized by the Williams County Extension Service. The annual Bread Fair for area 5th graders will take place on Tue., while the trade show, seminars and meals will be held on Wed. from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Thur. from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information call the Williams County Extension Service at 701-577-4595 and ask for Danielle or Desire’e.


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