70th Annual Nat'l Hard Spring Wheat Show Scheduled Feb. 1

The 70th Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show is scheduled in Williston at the Grand Williston Hotel & Conference Center, 3601 2nd Ave. W. on Feb. 1.

The schedule begins with an Ag Appreciation Breakfast at 7 a.m. sponsored by American State Bank & Trust

Beau Anderson, Williams County Commissioner; Dusty Berwick, Williams Co. Commodity Elections president and Kelly Leo, Williams Co. ag & national resources agent will welcome attendees at 8 a.m.

Daryl Ritchison will present the Weather Outlook for the Northern Plains at 8:15 a.m. followed by Joelle VanderLinden, H&M Teams Works Consulting, Inc. presenting "LoadPass Permits System, Western Dakota Energy Association" at 8:45 a.m.

Evan Shout, Maverick Ag Ltd. president and co-founder, western Canada, will be the keynote speaker at 9:15 a.m. speaking on "The 6% Rule - HowTechnology, Humans and Agronomy have changed the 5% rule".

At 10:15 a.m., there will be a break/Commodity Elections-Dry Pea and Lentil Council, sponsored by Thrivent Financial.

"Herbicide Resistance and Palmer Amaranth", will be presented by Charlemagne Lim, NDSU Extension weed specialist, Williston Research Extension Center.

Dr. Brian Jenks, NDSU weed scientist, North Central Research Extension Center, will give a 2023 Weed Control Update at 11:15 a.m.

The Awards Luncheon is at noon for a cost of $10. Sponsors will be recognized.

Evan Shouts, keynote speaker, will focus on "Bet the Farm -Using Data and Technology to Win the Farm Management" at 1 p.m.

Audrey Kalil, PhD, NDSU plant pathologist, Williston Research Center will give a Management Update on "Head Scab of Small Grains" at 2 p.m.

Ben Larson, Birdsall Grain & Seed; Charlie Cahill, Cahill Seeds, will have Variety Updates at 2:30 p.m.

An afternoon break at 2:45 p.m. will be sponsored by Kalil Law Firm.

A Soil Fertility Panel consisting of Matthew Keller, Farmers Edge; Jeannie Rude, ProCo-op; Sara Erickson, Horizon Resources; Jack Pieper, Vision Research Park is at 3:15 p.m.

Commodity Group Updates, featuring Steve Edwardson, ND Barley Growers; Dustin Johnsrud, ND Wheat Commission and Chad Anderson, NDCISA will be at 4:15 p.m.

Frayne Olson, PhD, NDSU Crop Economist/Marketing Specialist and Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives director will present the 2023 Market Outlook at 5:15 p.m.

The show closes with a Social at 6:15 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7 p.m ($10). Greg Hager, Valley City, ND, musician, will be the entertainment, co-sponsored by the Williams County Farmers Union and National Hard Spring Wheat Show Board.

The MonDak Pulse Day and NDSU Extension-sponsored private pesticide applicator recertification will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 at the same location.


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