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MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show in Sidney This Week


International speaker Damian Mason will be presenting Humor for the Heart of Ag, a highly entertaining and educational presentation focusing on Agricultural Reinvention.

The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show, Thursday March 3rd and Friday March 4th, will hold educational sessions at the Richland County Event Center featuring the latest and greatest information and developments for Agricultural producers.

Topics on Thursday include UAV/Drone usage in crop production, cover crops, Glyphosate Resistant Marestail, GMOs, sugar beet disease, optimum sugar beet health strategies, and sugar beet weed control, beginning at 9:00am. The afternoon educational sessions held on March 3rd will earn attendants continued education points towards their pesticide license for both private and commercial pesticide application. The social will begin at 5:00pm with the banquet to follow at 6:00pm.

This year's entertainment will be speaker Damian Mason with his presentation of Humor for the Heart of Ag. Mason has been speaking for 21 years with over 1,600 appearances in all fifty states and eight foreign countries delivering his humorous, energetic, and informative presentations about Agricultural and Business Reinvention. Mason grew up on a dairy farm and currently owns and manages a farm in Indiana; he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Agricultural Economics, is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and holds Certified Speaking Professional Designation with the National Speakers Association.

On Friday, the day will start with breakfast at 7:00am and the Trade Show will begin at 8:00am. That day, presentations will be given on a livestock water quality study and the Fox Hill aquifer study. Reynolds Market will hold a beef cutting demonstration at 11:00am at the Richland County Event Center.

Formerly held in January, the MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show was moved to March due to the declining attendance over the last couple years, as January weather doesn't generally cooperate with the event that draws people from multiple counties. Banquet Tickets are $40.00 and are available at the Richland County Extension Office, the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, Stockman Bank, Tri-County Implement, and Farm Equipment Sales in Culbertson, Bainville, and Glasgow.

For more information, visit or contact Richland County Extension Agent Tim Fine at 406-433-1206 or via email at [email protected]


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