Northern Pulse Growers Association Will Be Major Sponsor & Featured Commodity At Montana Grain Growers Convention

Bismarck, ND - The Northern Pulse Growers Association (NPGA) is set to be a major sponsor, and featured commodity with canola, at the Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) Convention this Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Great Falls.

In addition to pulses and canola being featured on the agenda, the NPGA along with the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Canola Association will host a “Meet & Greet” featuring Shaun Haney from RealAgriculture on Nov. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This free event will allow attendees to ask questions and be part of a live taping of RealAg Radio for SiriusXM radio. The Meet & Greet will also feature foods made with pulse & canola ingredients, and swag bags for the first 30 attendees in the door.

“While this won’t be the stand alone ‘Montana Pulse Day’ event that everyone is used to, we’re excited for this opportunity to work with the MGGA and PNW Canola Association to put together a solid agenda that will cover pulses, cereals, and canola.” said Shannon Berndt, NPGA executive director. “This will be a fantastic opportunity for producers to learn about diversifying their cropping operations and will also provide ample time to network with a variety of industry professionals,” said Berndt.

The Northern Pulse Growers Association is a membership-based organization that represents pulse farmers in Montana & North Dakota. Together, these two states make up 80-85% of all dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils grown in the United States. Pulses make a great addition to crop rotations due to their low water use, low input costs, and their ability to fixate nitrogen back into the soil.

Registration is open for the MGGA Annual Convention and can be found on the MGGA website (


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