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February 24th         Burke County Ag Improvement  

9:30 am, Lignite Community Center  

February 24th         11:30 Election of County Representative to the ND Dry Pea and Lentil Council  

Lignite Community Center 

March 9th2023      Getting It Right Canola Production 

                                    Zoom Webinar 

NDSU Extension offers webinar series for junior beef producers 

The webinar for ages 13 to 18 will provide practical information on topics related to beef cattle husbandry. 

North Dakota State University Extension will host a series of virtual meetings this spring for teens interested in beef production. 

The hour-long webinars will begin at 6:30 p.m. CST on five consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning at the end of February. 

“The average age of agricultural producers is increasing by the year,” says Tyler Kralicek, NDSU Extension agent in Burleigh County. “This series will tap into the young beef producers of this country to help get them a good start growing their beef herds.” 

The specific dates and webinar topics are as follows: 

  • 28: Beef Artificial Insemination and Sync Protocols
  • March 7: Natural Breeding Service
  • March 14: Post-Calving/Pre-Breeding Nutrition
  • March 21: Show Animal Nutrition
  • March 28: Grazing Readiness

The virtual meeting is free; however, preregistration is required. Visit https://ndsu.ag/jrbeefproducers to preregister. 

Those who pre-register will receive an email with instructions about how to join the webinars.  Participants only need to register once to attend as many of the webinars as they like. 

Junior Beef Producer is an ongoing workshop series designed to give youth practical, interactive experiences related to beef production. 


Order Your Garden Seed 

            It’s almost time to start planting! If you start your own transplants (It’s easy and fun to do) it’s almost time to get started. Most vegetables need six to eight weeks of growth prior to transplanting. A few only need about four weeks but you may want to start earlier for plants like petunias. The delivery supply chain has been slow these past couple of years and seed supplies have been inconsistent so check out those catalogs (paper or online) and get your seed ordered. 

            I will write more specifics about when to plant in this column in the next couple of weeks.