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Wheat show enters its 61st year By Larry Griffin Williston Herald

For those who love farming, rejoice any time. The National Hard Spring Wheat Show is returning for another multi-day tour at the Grand Williston Inn. Entering its 61st year, the three-day-long ag and farming event will host speakers knowledgeable about different types of farming, the integration of farming and business and tips on managing farms. “The objective is to pass on to producers some of the latest technology in crop management, as well as financial decision making topics to help producers make better decisions,” said Area Extension Specialist Chet Hill. Starting Monday, Feb. 3, the event will first host a bread making workshop for 5th graders. As they do every year, the Research Extension Center scientists look out for the future of their field – which means edu-

cating the young. “5th graders get to experience turning the raw materials we use (wheat) into the bread their family eats,” the pamphlet for the event reads. Tuesday, Feb. 4 will begin the actual meat of the event, getting to the first speakers and presentations. Among them will be presentations on herbicide resistance, fungicide, wheat, the key to better durum yields, industry trends in barley, soil salinity and more. The featured speaker, appearing at 6:30 p.m., will be Ron Sylte. He will be making a speech called “The Weight of Wealth: Is It Worth It?” focusing on the ways farmers manage their newfound wealth. Wednesday, Feb 5, will start off with a $10 breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and then will move onto a presentation called “Landowner Rights and Electoral Needs in Western North Dakota,” by Bob

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Grant, treasurer of the ND Landowners Association. The featured speaker for the day will come on at 10 a.m. — professional speaker, author and business coach Elizabeth Hagen. She will be speaking on “Success in the Details: Successful Farming Through Organization.” Her speech will be sponsored by the Williams County Ag Improvement Association. After a short break, noon will bring an event known as “Illustrated History of North Dakota Agriculture,” which will focus on “a memorable program of entertainment and heritage,” in which people dressed in historical costumes tell true tales of “North Dakota History, Heroes and Agriculture, while drawing them with lightning speed before your eyes.” Later speeches will be “Building a Legacy,” also featuring Elizabeth Hagen, a speech called “Remote Sensing, Drones and Sensors – Can They Help Me Farm?” on the usage of drones in farming, and “What’s Holding You Back?” which will be a panel featuring Corrie Nygaard of Frontier Equipment, Phil

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Johnson of Gooseneck Equipment and a T&E representative. In addition, there will be a photo contest put on by Kim Murphy with Williston State College. It will be divided into amateur and advanced subsets, with participants taking photos that show off the beautiful North Dakota plains and farm lands. The contest, run by ag students from the college, has been recently changed to include a wider variety of interests and subjects that the photos can contain — now including people, landscapes, equipment/buildings, animals and a ‘miscellaneous’ category. As always, the Research Extension Center remains dedicated to helping area farmers advance and hone their skills. “One reason we do this is because we see technology change a lot for the producer,” Hill said. “There are changes in farm management, how they manage wheat controls and fertility, the technology of parts and equipment. Before, it was just local, a little bit of the regional. Now it is a global market. What South America and Brazil are doing is going to affect us in our markets.”


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Wheat show featuring photo contest, 32nd bread fair By Eric Killelea Williston Herald

The 2014 National Hard Spring Wheat Show plans to offer enjoyment for all, incorporating the North Dakota State University’s Best of the Best Show, a photography contest and the popular student bread fair. The Wheat Show, scheduled for Feb. 3-5, is held at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. The 32nd Annual Bread Fair is set at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. More than 350 fifth-grade students are expected to attend and learn to make bread. Kids are welcomed to experience turning the raw wheat grown in-state into the bread their family eats, according to a press release. Individuals and organizations have donated flour, yeast and honey for the kids enjoyment. Also starting that day, the Post-Secondary Ag Students Organization at Williston State College will host the photo contest. Kim Murphy, an advisor of PHOTOWSC PASO, said anyone can enter photos at the wheat show on Monday between noon-5 p.m. Novice and advanced photographers can also send their work before the contest to the Williams County Extension Office, the WSC Business Office or its Ag Club. There are two divisions and numerous categories for the general public to compete, including people, landscape, equipment and buildings, animals and miscellaneous. Minimum print size of 5x7 inches. Prints must be mounted on cardboard and tag board or matted, with no frames or glass. The WSC Camera Club judges the photo contest. First place winners receive $30 and an award plaque, and second place winners receive $20. There is also a non-competitive category for old-time black and white photos and professional photos. Murphy asks that photographers email a copy of their photo to before the show, so she can put them into a slide show for the wheat show lun-

cheon that Wednesday. For those searching for information geared toward helping the wheat grower, the NDSU’s Best of the Best runs Tuesday and Wednesday. The college education program augments the traditional topics and activities of the spring show. The speakers will provide information to help coax a few more bushels from farms. Joel Ransom, an extension agronomist at NDSU, highlighted three individuals scheduled to speak on Tuesday morning. At 9 a.m., Fabian Menalled, the extension crop weed specialist at Montana State University, will speak on herbicide resistance in Kochia and other weeds. As growers are aware, KoPhoto by Payton Willey/Williston Herald chia is resistant to a number of different herbicides and what used to be a fairly easily controlled weed, is now becoming one of the major problem weeds because of the herbicide Kylie Shatz (right) and Renae Dokken, two fifth graders from Lewis and Clark Elementary pour the contents of their premeasured bread-making materials into their make-shift mixing bowls at the 31st annual bread fair at the Williston Grand resistance,” Ransom said. Hotel. “[Menalled] will talk about the status level of resistance, where resistant Kochia is most prevalent and discuss ways that one can combat this new challenge,” he added. At 9:40 a.m., Andrew Friskop, the NDSU extension plant pathologist, will speak on the latest fungicide and diseases in wheat. “Because of the better moisture conditions last year we also saw greater prevalence of diseases on durum and spring what,” Ransom said. “And Friskop will talk about latest information on strategies on controlling diseases with fungicides and potential for profitable use even in western North Dakota.” Ken Berwick Kjos Dusty Granley Berwick Dusty Bob Aaron Bob Rude Rude Also, at 11 a.m. Shana Pederson, of the NDSU North CenAmerican Bank & tral Research Extension CenAmericanState Stae Bank & Trust Trust ter, will talk about the keys to is proud to be a Major Sponsor proud to be a Major Sponsorofofthe the acquiring better durum yields. 59thAnnual Annual Hard Hard Spring Spring Wheat Show 61st Wheat Show “Pederson will talk about results of research conducted in 2013 focusing on the how to increase yield of durum,” Ransom said. “And we’ll also in the course of the meeting discuss the topic of cadmium levels in durum, which is becoming a 223 Main Street, Williston, ND much more important issue in 774-4100 Member market of durum.”

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Agriculture will always be one of the top economic engines in Williams County. Prior to oil development it was number one, and agriculture has always generated millions of dollars into the local economy. Wheat in Williams County remains the number one crop. North Dakota is the United States leader in hard red spring and durum wheat production. There are few counties in North Dakota that provide the so called perfect wheat growing condition. Williams County located in the heart of the Bakken just happens to be one of those counties. Almost all hard red spring and durum wheat grown is produced under dryland conditions, without the help of irrigation. Stored soil moisture, the right temperature and timely rains are essential to the quality of the final product. Many things can go wrong during the delicate growing season. According to North Dakota State University Extension Agent Keith Brown of Divide

County, planting the 2013 crop proved to be a real challenge for wheat producers. April snowstorms and wet conditions prevented farmers from entering their fields. Historically high levels of rain during May, followed by wet and cool conditions in early June further delayed the planting process. This resulted in about 25 to 30 percent of the 2013 crop going unplanted. Brown went on to say that growers faced more disease due wetness. However; for the most part yields were good. Quality was of some concern in the durum market. Nature needs to cooperate for wheat to meet the high standards sought by the milling, baking and pasta standards used worldwide. Millers prefer durum for it’s color and characters. The hardness and yellow endosperm gives pasta its golden hue. The 2014 National Hard Spring Wheat Show will take place at the Williston Grand Hotel from Feb. 3-5. For those interested in learning more about wheat, information on the show can be obtained from the NDSU Extension Service-Williams County by calling 701-577-4595.

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Grain lower, cattle higher, pork mixed CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery was 1.25 cents lower at 5.6225 a bushel; March corn was 2.50 cents lower at 4.2150 a bushel; March oats were unchanged at $3.9950 a bushel; while March soybeans loss

31.50 cents to 12.85 a bushel. Beef was higher while pork was mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle was .80 cents higher at $1.4010 a pound; March feeder cattle was .23 higher at $1.6815 a pound; April lean hogs gained 22 cent to $.9212 a pound.

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Report: U.S. growers planted fewer winter wheat acres, N.D. seeded more red wheat ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The first acreage estimate of the growing season shows U.S. farmers planted fewer acres of winter wheat for harvest this year, according to a report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service released Friday. The agency reported that the 41.9 million planted acres are down 2 percent overall from last year. Seeding began in August for the 2014 winter wheat crop, which is harvested in late spring and early summer across the nation. But plantings of hard red winter wheat, the type primarily used to make bread, were

estimated to be up 2 percent at 30.1 million acres. Significantly more hard red wheat acres were seeded in Colorado, Montana and North Dakota, the agency reported. Those helped offset large acreage decreases in Kansas, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Utah had a record low acreage, while North Dakota seeded a record high number of wheat acres. “Planting conditions probably played into that,” said Justin Gilpin, executive director for the industry group Kansas Wheat. “But it also will be interesting because of the cold streak we had to see how some of that increased acreage out north will come through, whether it will be impacted

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Tuesday, February 4 7:30 Welcome: Brian Kaae, President Welcome: Mayor Ward Koeser Breakfast - $10.00 2014 Growing Season Weather Outlook – Rich Kinney, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Bismarck 9:00 Room Host: Ann Ronning Herbicide Resistance in Kochia and Other Weeds, Status and Strategies for Control – Fabian Menalled, Extension Crop Weed Specialist, Montana State University 9:40 Latest on Fungicide and Diseases in Wheat – Andrew Friskop, NDSU Extension Plant Pathologist 10:10 Trade Show Break - Sponsored by Williams Co. Soil Conservation District 10:30 Wheat After Corn, What Do I Need to Know? - Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension Agronomist 11:00 Key to Better Durum Yields, What Did We Learn in 2013? - Shana Pederson, Area Extension SpecialistNCREC- Minot 11:30 Adjourn 12:00 Lunch—Beef Tips with Noodles—$10.00 Sponsored by Williams County Farmers Union Enbridge Pipeline Local Update – Alexandra German, Public Awareness

Analyst 1:15 Hands-on Demonstrations In-Field Sensors – John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension Ag Machine Specialist Factors Impacting Emergence and Early Seedling Growth – Grant Mehring, NDSU Extension Plant Sciences Research Specialist Soil Salinity – Chris Augustin, NDSU Area Extension Soil Health Specialist, NCRECMinot; Naeem Kalwan, NDSU Extension Soil Health Specialist, NCREC-Minot Nitrogen Additives—Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension Agronomist 2:20 Room Host: Dave Schmidt Marketing Wheat and Barley in 2014 Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension Crops Marketing Economist 2:50 Barley: Industry Trends and Preferences - Panel with industry leaders—Mark Black: Update on craft brewers; Al Slater/Jeremy Klempel: American Pilsner 3:20 Successfully Adding Soybeans as a Rotational Crop with Wheat - Greg Endres, NDSU Area Extension Specialist/ Cropping Systems-Carrington 3:50 Can Cadmium Levels in Durum be Managed? - Joyce Eckhoff, Research Agronomist, Montana State University,

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2014 Wheat Show to feature ‘Best of the Best’ The 2014 National Hard Spring Wheat Show has taken on a different look with the incorporation of NDSU’s Best of the Best in addition to several other keynote speakers and the ever-popular Bread Fair for area fifth-grade students. The Best of the Best will offer some of the leading issues facing todays wheat growers. For example Dr. Fabian Menalled, Extension crop weed specialist of Montana State University, will share the latest information on herbicide resistant Kochia and other weeds, status and strategies for control. Another best topic “Latest of Fungicide and Diseases in Wheat” will be discussed by Andrew Friskop, NDSU plant pathologist. Shana Pederson, area Extension specialist and Joel Ranson, NDSU Extension agronomist will close out the morning meeting with “Wheat After Corn, What Do I Need to Know?” and “Key to Better Durum Yields, What Did We Learn in 2013?” Following the noon lunch sponsored by the Williams County Farmers Union several speakers will give four hands-on demonstrations on a rotational basis. These demonstrations will include in-field sensors, factors impacting emergence and early seedling growth, soil salinity and nitrogen additions. The demonstrations will be followed by Frayne Olson who will present his market outlook for 2014. Frayne is the NDSU Crop Marketing Economist. A panel of growers and industry leaders will share their views regarding trends and preferences of the barley industry. Other topics for the afternoon include successfully adding soybeans as a rotational crop with wheat by Greg Endres, NDSU area extension agronomist; and “Can Cadmium Levels in Durum be Managed” by Joyce Eckhoff who is a research agronomist at the Eastern Montana Agriculture Research Center of Sidney, Mont. Also on the afternoon agenda are reports of the U.S. Durum Growers Association and Dustin Johnsrud, Area Director of the North Dakota Wheat Commission.

After an evening supper participants will hear Michael Baron, well known estate planning consultant and CEO of Great Plains Diversified Services. Michael will discuss “The Weight of Wealth: Is It Really Worth It?” He believes many people involved in agriculture and with oil revenues suddenly find increased valuation of their assets overwhelming. This situation causes confusion which often produces a confused person who fails to do anything, including planning. Michael intends to provide ideas for good planning that will provide stability for generations to come and remove the weight of wealth from the consciousness or sub-consciousness of those

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gies useful in crop production systems. Also included in the Wheat Show is the popular Photo Contest that includes divisions for the novice and advanced photographer. The event will also feature a number of commercial exhibits along with the very popular Bread Fair which has given thousands of fifth grade students the opportunity to learn how to make bread and learn where their food comes from. The three day event will take place in the Grand Williston Hotel. More information can be obtained from the NDSU Extension Service-Williams County by calling 701-577-4595.

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Bread fair The annual 5th-grade Bread Fair will take place on Feb. 3 when the Wheat Show opens up.

32nd annual Bread Fair kicks off The 32nd annual 5th-grade Bread Fair will be held Monday, Feb. 3, in the courtyard of the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. The program will begin at 1 p.m. with close to 350 students in attendance and another 130 par-

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The event was started to help area youth understand where their food comes from and the role of agriculture in the Williston Basin, and to experience the lost art of bread making. The North Dakota Wheat Commission provides classroom teachers with the booklet “The Story of Wheat”, which the students read prior to the Bread Fair and complete a worksheet. The fifth grade students will prepare their own loaf of honey whole wheat bread while learning about the nutritional value of bread, as well as the local agricultural ingredients they will use to make their bread. At the end of the day each student will take a loaf home to bake and share with their family. Main ingredients for the bread are sponsored by the following: honey-David Huelsman, yeast-Red Star Yeast, and flour-North Dakota Mill and Elevator.


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- Greg Scott – Sales Manager / Agricultural Division > Over 29 years of sales experience

- 24/7 Parts, Service, and Technical Support > Call 1-855-TandEAg day or night and sleep a little better knowing we are there when you need us

- Agricultural Sales Representatives > We have increased our sales support rep team by over 60% to ensure the equipment you buy best fits your specific needs and operation

• Our Commitment: Highest-Performing Products - We carry the best product lines in the industry, designed and built to a higher standard…because that’s what your operation demands


BILLINGS 406.656.0202

GREAT FALLS 406.761.7900

WILLISTON 701.572.8377



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