State ag dept. updating feedlot directory
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is updating its feedlot directory, which provides ranchers with information on feeding opportunities in the state. Participation in the directory is voluntary and free to active feedlot facilities in the state. Feedlot operators who would like to be included in the directory are asked to contact Kadee Hande at 328-2354 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to printed copies, the feedlot directory will also be available on the state ag department's Web site at (www.agdepartment.com).
Williston college to hold GIS/GPS seminar
WILLISTON Williston State College announces a GIS/GPS Land and Equipment seminar and will be held Feb. 16 in the Crighton Building on the college campus. The presenter will be Mark Wilson, owner/operator of Tech Ag, LLC. He also farms and ranches west of Williston near the state line.
According to a press release, the workshop will answer questions such as what global positioning is and how farmers can use it to decrease input costs and increase productivity.
"Farmers will really benefit the most from this session," Wilson said in the press release, but he added that it would be good for students who are interested in agriculture and the technology that can be used to improve productivity. "We'll be covering basically how to get involved in precision agriculture, from start to finish," Wilson said.
The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Area implement dealers will be on hand to demonstrate the newest technology on their equipment. Lunch will be provided.
Preregistration is required by Feb. 12. To register, call Kim Wenko at 774-6236. Registration fee is $40.
Daily News Staff
State bureau to hold teen driving program
North Dakota Farm Bureau is offering driver safety courses for its members who are 18 years of age and younger.
Endorsed by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the Route 100 program involves teens and a parent or guardian attending a one-hour safety course. The teens then sign an agreement in which they promise to buckle up, drive safely and not drink and drive. If the teen goes 1,000 consecutive days without an accident or violation, they receive a $1,000 savings bond from NDFB.
The next class being held in Minot is on March 24 at 7 p.m. at Sleep Inn. Class sizes are limited to 25 participants and early registration is encouraged. For more information, contact the Ward County Farm Bureau Office or visit (www.ndfb.org).