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International Crop Expo Returns to Grand Forks
North Dakota Ag Connection - 02/13/2018

The International Crop Expo began 17 years ago as the fusion of three small farm shows. It's grown into a longstanding success that's regarded by some as the unofficial end of the area's general-farm-show winter season.

The event returns Feb. 21-22 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Roughly 4,000 people and 170 exhibitors are expected to attend. It begins at 9 a.m. both days and ends at 5 p.m Feb. 21 and 4 p.m. Feb. 22. Admission and parking are free.

Some of the programing over the two days includes:

Small Grains:

- Cutting Production Cost in HRSW- Can we trust the FHB Models? -- Andrew Friskop, NDSU Extension plant pathologist, and "What's new in FHB Management?" Madeleine Smith, U of MN Extension pathologist

- "Grain Marketing: Who can I blame for my mistakes? How to learn from your bad decisions and move on." Betsy Jensen, Northland Community & Technical College, Farm Business Management Instructor

- Joint session between Soybeans, Edible Beans and Small Grains

- Telling your story--Tips to better communicate farming to the non-farm public --- Nancy Wulfekuhle, MinnDak Farmers Coop & Lauren Proulx, MN Wheat Growers

Soybean/Dry Bean Program:

- Research Based Soybean Management Recommendations From ND Farmer Survey -Hans Kandel

- Pest Management with UAV's - Ian MacRae

- Insecticide Resistance and Insects of 2017 -Jan Knodel

Potatoes:

- United Potato Growers Outlook - Mark Klompien, CEO

- Potatoes USA Update - Blair Richardson, President & CEO

- National Potato Council Update - John Keeling, Executive Vice President/CEO

- New Products and Products Update from Syngenta - Brett Miller, Syngenta

- Inversion Monitoring Through NDWAN - Daryl Ritchison, NDSU

- Global Perspective on Ag Commodities - Steve Nicholson, Grains & Oil VP, Rabo AgriFinance

- MN Certified Seed Report - Jeff Miller, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

- Understanding Silver Scurf - Dr. Amanda Gevens, University of Wisconsin

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