The North Dakota State University Extension Service has set dates for agricultural seminars to be held in the state.
The NDSU Feedlot School is underway today and tomorrow at the Carrington Research Extension Center in Carrington. The Feedlot School is an intensive series of courses for cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel and anyone else who is interested in learning more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing.
While registration for the Feedlot School is closed, the Dairy Cow College will making stops in Linton on Jan. 30, Dickinson on Jan. 31, New Salem on Feb. 1, Towner on Feb. 2 and Jamestown on Feb. 3.
The Dairy Cow College will touch on topics such as sustainability, the cow of the future, the roles of genomics, factors in controlling feed costs, food safety, automated milking systems and crisis management. The Jamestown seminar will be held at the Gladstone Inn and Suites at 111 Second Street northeast from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Extension service will also hold the 2012 Eastern Crop and Pest Management School on March 21 and 22 at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo.
The seminars will offer information on production issues with corn, wheat, soybeans, dry beans, sunflowers and canola as well as hands-on laboratories.
The registration deadline is March 13. For further information contact the NDSU Plant Pathology Department at (701) 231-8866.