Through Friday Farmers and ranchers who suffered losses due to flooding in 2011 may file for federal cost share assistance through Nov. 18. The Emergency Conservation Program provides assistance to help producers with the costs associated with rehabilitating cropland and returning the land to agricultural production. Ward County producers may apply for assistance to remove debris from cropland and/or restore permanent fencing. The application must be filed before work begins. Although Ward County has been approved to accept ECP applications, funding is not currently available. Contact the Ward County FSA office at 852-5434 for more information.
Through Sept. 30, 2012 Sign up for the Milk Income Loss Contract Program will continue through the program's expiration date, Sept. 30, 2012. For more information, contact local Farm Service Agency offices.
Friday Income Tax Management for Ag Producers IVN, 9 a.m. to noon. An interactive video program to assist you with year-end farm business decisions and retirement planning. Seating is limited at some locations so pre-registration is required at $12/person. Locations include Bottineau County Courthouse in Bottineau; North Dakota School for the Deaf, IVN room 2, 1401 College Drive N., in Devils Lake; North Central Research Extension Center, 5400 U.S. Hwy 83 S., in Minot; and Williams County Courthouse, 204 E Broadway, Conference Room, in Williston. For more information contact Sandy Osborne at 231-8642, email email@example.com, or visit the website (www.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement).
Dec. 14 - Commercial Fumigation Recertification Training, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration at 9:30 a.m. The core is ground. Pre-registration is required. The locations are Renville County Extension Service, Mohall; Ramsey County Courthouse, Devils Lake; and McKenzie County Extension Service, Watford City. Exams will not be administered at the training. If testing is required, an appointment must be made with the local NDSU County Extension Service. For more information contact Andrew Thostenson at 231-8050, email NDSU.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website (www.ndsupesticide.org).
Dec. 19 - Introductory Basic Core Training, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST, statewide via Internet videocast. The training is designed for commercial or public applicators/dealers who are new to pesticide certification in N.D. It will cover basic pesticide safety and handling practices, as well as relevant laws and regulations as they pertain to the distribution and use of pesticides. This training is not category specific, and should be useful to all applicators/dealers. The training also will describe the certification process and how to prepare and take exams to obtain a pesticide certificate. For more information contact Andrew Thostenson at 231-8050, email NDSU.email@example.com or visit the website (www.ndsupesticide.org).
Jan. 9-11 Manitoba North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association Workshop, Holiday Inn, Minot. Dr. Dwayne Beck, Dakota Lakes Farm, Pierre, S.D., is keynote speaker. This workshop is open to producers and others interested in the use of dynamic no-till cropping systems to reduce costs, improve net returns, reduce erosion, improve soil health and water quality while harnessing the synergies of a dynamic biological system. For more information contact Roger Ashley at 483-2348 ext. 106 or send e-mail to Roger.Ashley@ndsu.edu.