2022 National Hard Spring Wheat Show Set For Feb. 9

The 69th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Williston Area Recreation Center, 822 18th St. E., Williston.

The event includes a vendor show, breakfast, agriculture specialist speakers, an awards lunch, and an evening banquet. 

At 7:30 a.m. the show will kick off with a free ag appreciation breakfast, followed by words from Williston Mayor Howard Klug, Wheat Show President Dusty Berwick, and Wheat Show Board. 

Throughout the day, several speakers will be informing attendees on the latest issues affecting the grain industry, weed control, weather, markets, and much more.   

“We will be bringing great updates from the drought these past two years and great information going forward, recovering from the drought,” said Kelly Leo, Williams County Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent.

F. Adnan Akyuz, Ph.D., NDSU Professor of Climatological Practice will present a discussion on 2020 - 2021 drought and an outlook into the 2022 growing season for spring wheat growers in the Northern Plains. Dr. Janet J. Knodel, NDSU Professor and Extension Entomologist will speak on what’s new with cereal aphids, wheat midge and wheat stem sawfly, T.J. Prochaska, North Central Research Extension Center Crop Protection Specialist will discuss western North Dakota pest management and Dr. Brian Jenks will provide a weed update. Dr. Frayne Olson, NDSU Crops Economist/Marketing Specialist, will talk on wheat markets and Dr. Jason Cook, Spring Wheat Breeder/ Geneticist and Assistant Professor at Montana State University will provide a Montana spring wheat breeding update.

At noon, there will be an awards lunch and an evening banquet at 6 p.m. (each meal costs $10). The evening banquet will feature Jolene Brown, an award-winning speaker, author, and farmer. 

“We are so excited to have this event completely in-person this year! We have a great line up of speakers, a lot of current information for producers, and a really nice banquet with Jolene Brown who talks with humor about some of the things that are usually difficult for farming families to discuss,” explained Leo.

For more information on this event, contact the Williams County Extension Office at 701-577-4595.


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