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Lake Region Extension Roundup set for Jan. 4-5

NDSU Extension

The 2023 Lake Region Extension Roundup will be held Jan. 4-5 in Devils Lake.

The annual event is hosted by North Dakota State University Extension county offices surrounding Devils Lake and covers a wide range of agricultural production topics.

“This is a great opportunity to learn the latest updates in crop production, precision agriculture, marketing, livestock and horticulture,” says Lindsay Overmyer, NDSU Extension agent in Ramsey County. “New this year we will have multiple roundtable discussions occurring simultaneously. Due to unfavorable weather last year, we had a few unplanned livestock roundtables that went well, so we decided to add more.”

Both days start with complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. General and concurrent sessions begin at 9 a.m. The keynote speakers for the general sessions will take place in the World War II Memorial Building. Concurrent sessions will be in the Memorial Building’s basement, the Armory Room, and the Historical Room and Meeting Room in the adjoining Ramsey County Courthouse.

Keynote topics on Wednesday, Jan. 4 are:

  • Crop consultant conversations: Bring your questions
  • Expected weather pattern in the 2023 growing season

Wednesday concurrent session topics are:

  • Small grain variety update
  • Palmer amaranth and waterhemp
  • The ins and outs of subsurface drainage
  • Land/machinery values and trends
  • Biologicals application and crop yield
  • Salts to bales in two years
  • Emerging weed issues
  • Growing apples in North Dakota
  • Livestock issues

Wednesday roundtable discussion topics:

  • Resistant weed challenges
  • Canola production
  • Livestock
  • Soil health
  • Commercial gardening opportunities

Keynote topics on Thursday, Jan. 5 are:

  • Turning data into action
  • Farmer strip-tillage panel
  • 2023 marketing outlook

Thursday concurrent session topics are:

  • Precision ag
  • Breeding regionally adapted spring wheat varieties
  • Cereal disease update
  • Farm succession planning
  • Farm and ranch production costs 2023
  • Grain storage tips
  • Twelve tools for your wellness
  • Dry bean and soybean production

In addition to the sessions, more than 50 booth exhibitors will set up in the Memorial Building. Attending Roundup is free of charge. No registration is necessary.

For more information, visit www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/extension/events/lake-region-extension-roundup. Direct additional questions to your local NDSU Extension county office or Overmyer at 701-662-7027 or lindsay.overmyer@ndsu.edu.