Northern Pulse Growers Association Convention

Bismarck, ND - The Northern Pulse Growers Association (NPGA) will host the annual NPGA Convention Jan. 24 at the Sleep Inn & Suites, Minot, ND. This event is a premier gathering place for industry representatives and producers of dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, and fava beans.

“This is an exciting event for the pulse industry in North Dakota, Montana and the United States, where many ideas and experiences will be shared,” said Executive Director Shannon Berndt. “We also have a variety of industry representatives in attendance that will be a valuable resource for producers.”

The NPGA Convention will kick-off at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 24 with breakfast and business followed by Jacob L. Shapiro, Geopolitical Analysis at Cognitive Investments Partner & Director discussing geopolitics and agriculture. Dr. Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University Economist & Professor, is next on the agenda and will present an ag policy and the upcoming farm bill. The NPGA Awards Luncheon will take place at noon and will recognize this years’ NPGA Excellence Award recipient. The afternoon will begin with a pulse crop research panel discussion, followed by a presentation on weather risk by Andrew Pritchard, Nutrien Ag Solutions Senior Meteorologist. A representative from the National Agriculture Genotyping Center will present on a pulse research project, and the day will wrap up with a presentation on the opportunities for pulse crops by Shaun Haney, RealAgriculture founder. At approximately 4:30, attendees are invited to a Meet & Greet Social featuring Shaun Haney while browsing the latest research projects during the research poster session.

“We have a great program for the NPGA convention in Minot on Jan.24. Make sure to attend so you can hear the latest happenings in the pulse industry and connect with fellow growers and industry,” stated Sam Arnson, NPGA president.

Registration is open for the 2023 convention. To register and/or view a detailed agenda listing all speakers, please visit our website

NPGA would like to thank their platinum sponsors Croplan, Dakota Ingredients, BASF, AGT Foods, Western Ag Network, Northern Ag Network, Columbia Grain, Great Northern Ag, and Legume Matrix.


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