Farming for the bottom line: What is your plan for 2015?

Farm Forum

If you’re still undecided about your farming plan for 2015, you’re invited to attend a program free of charge on Monday, March 2, at the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. This program will focus on enhancing profitability with the future commodity markets.

The program is a joint effort, developed by the Area 4 Research Farm, NDSU Extension and Ag Experiment Stations, Bismarck State College, NRCS, and the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory. This program is focuses on helping farmers make decisions for future crop planting. Specialists will also be on hand to answer last minute Farm Bill Questions.

The program lineup includes:

• “Managing Costs of Production” – Bret Olke, Innovus Agra Business Consulting, Fergus Falls, Minn.

• “North Dakota Climate: Past, Present & Future Condition” – Brian Fuchs, Drought Mitigation Center – University of Nebraska.

• “Crop Rotation and the Bottom Line” – Dave Archer, NGPRL Ag Economist.

• “Profit Potential for Alternative Crops” – Dwight Aakre, NDSU Ag Economist.

• “Crop Diversity, Soil Health and Reducing Inputs” – Shannon Osborne, North Central Ag Research Lab, Brookings, S.D.

• “Area 4 Farm Update”, Matt Sanderson – NGPRL Research Leader.

• “Short-Term Soil Responses to Late Seeded Cover Crops” – Mark Liebig, NGPRL Soil Scientist.

• “Production Perspectives Panel” moderated by Al Gustin – John Weinand, Sheila Braaten, and Ted Alme.

Attendees are requested to preregister at or 701-667-3340 by February 23, 2015. Lunch and materials will be provided.