71st Annual Hard Spring Wheat Show Feb. 1, Williston

The 71st annual Hard Spring Wheat Show takes place Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Grand Williston Hotel & Conference Center. The show is always packed with excellent speakers, good food, and the most up-to-date information for area farmers and ranchers and this year is no exception.

Start the day off at 8 a.m. with a free breakfast sponsored by American State Bank & Trust followed by a welcome from Sam Funk, Williston Research Extension Center director, and Brian Kase, Wheat Show treasurer. Williams County Commodity Elections led by Kelly Leo, Ag & Natural Resources Agent, will also take place at this time.

At 9 a.m., Andrew Thosterson, NDSU Extension Service pesticide program specialist, will give an EPA pesticide update. Get a Weed Control update at 9:30 a.m. from Brian Jenks, NDSU weed scientist, and Utility of Metribuzin in Pulses from Charlie Lim, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center Extension cropping specialist.

During the break sponsored by Thrivent Financial, commodity elections with the North Dakota Soybean Council and North Dakota Oilseed Council – Canola will be held. Tom Wolf, Agrimetrix Research & Training owner, will talk about Nozzle selection for PWM and conventional sprayers beginning at 11 a.m.

The many loyal sponsors of the Wheat Show will be recognized during the noon awards luncheon which costs $18.

Tim Sullivan, Farm Rescue executive director, will explain his remarkable program at 12:45 p.m. followed by the popular Weather Outlook by Daryl Ritchison, ND Agricultural Weather Network director, at 1:15 p.m.

Frayne Olson, PhD, NDSU Crop Economist/Marketing Specialist and Quentin Burdick Center director for Cooperatives, will present a Market Outlook for 2024 at 2 p.m.

Following a break at 3 p.m., attendees will enjoy the Agronomist Happy Hour with Jason Hanson, Rock and Roll Agronomy owner and Kyle Okke, Agile Agronomy owner.

An important, and fun, part of the Wheat Show is the 41st annual bread fair where over 1500 5th graders will learn to make bread and take a loaf home. Students include those from Williams County, North Dakota, as well as those from six counties in Montana.

Mark your calendars and plan to meet your friends and neighbors at the Wheat Show Feb. 1, Williston.


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