The MonDak Ag Research Summit, A Collaboration Between Three Research Stations

The MonDak Ag Research Summit was held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Richland County Event Center.

Researchers from the Eastern Ag Research Center and USDA-ARS in Sidney, as well as the Williston Research Extension Center again came together in a joint event to discuss topics of current interest to growers in the MonDak region. Several researchers from the three research centers each had a poster on display featuring additional research topics. Along with the tables put up by the USDA-ARS, MSU, and NDSU Extension offices, a company called Sustainable Oils also had a table for information and literature. During the second half of the day, five different presentations were available for Montana producers to gain up to three private applicator pesticide points. While 22 speakers were scheduled to speak, three were not able to attend and did their presentations remotely. Lunch was catered by Famous Dave's, Williston, where Austin Link, Sustainable Oils Agronomy manager, gave a presentation on the focus of the company. The entire summit was completely free to the public. The summit was attended by 113 farmers, ranchers, researchers, and others with an interest in ag research in the MonDak area to teach, learn, and network.

The MonDak Ag Research Summit is an annual event that was started in 2017. For more information on past and future ag summits visit the event website at


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