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SCHMIDT: Ag improvement board seeking local producers

March 1, 2019 The Pierce County Ag Improvement Board is seeking local producers who are interested in being seed increase growers for the 2019 growing seaso. more »»

 
 
 
Last chance to register for Design Your Succession Plan workshops

February 1, 2019 County agents from Pierce, McHenry and Bottineau counties will be offering a Design Your Succession Plan workshop series in the tri-county area February 25, March 4 and March 11. more »»

BQA certification meeting set

January 11, 2019 As of January 1, 2019, major industry buyers such as Tyson Fresh Meats, JBS, Cargill, and Greater Omaha began requiring sellers of finished fat cattle to be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified. more »»

There’s still time to check cattle rations, test feeds

December 21, 2018 Grazed forage may not be adequate to meet beef cattle's nutritional needs this time of year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts warn. more »»

New beef quality assurance certification requirements

November 9, 2018 Beginning January 1, 2019, those planning to sell fat cattle for slaughter to Tyson Fresh Meats, JBS, Cargill, and Greater Omaha will need to be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certified. more »»

Cropping Decisions 2019

November 2, 2018 Mark your calendars! It will soon be time for the early winter, crop management meeting held by NDSU Extension in north central and northwest North Dakota. more »»

4-H Awards Night and Sponsor Appreciation Supper upcoming

October 26, 2018 The Annual 4H Awards Night & Sponsor Appreciation Supper will be held Wednesday, November 8 at the Rugby Eagles Club, beginning at 5:30pm. more »»

Late Fall forages can cause poisoning

October 19, 2018 Forages that are grazed or put up for hay as frost begins to appear may contain potentially toxic compounds that can cause problems for livestock producers, especially in areas that have been under... more »»

North Central Livestock update Oct. 30

October 12, 2018 NDSU Extension Agents from the northcentral region will be holding their 4th Annual North Central Region Livestock Update on October 30, at the Kenner Simmental Ranch beginning at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Now’s the time to plant spring flowering bulbs

October 5, 2018 Spring flowering bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocus should be planted now. more »»

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Plant spring flowering bulbs now

September 28, 2018 Spring flowering bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocus should be planted now. more »»

Blue-green algae present at Antelope Lake

August 31, 2018 Early this week I received a call from Mike Ell with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Water Quality Division alerting me that blue-green algae is present in Antelope Lake and that the... more »»

Schmidt: Growing weed resistance

August 24, 2018 Two weeks ago, I was alerted by a colleague of two suspicious weed populations growing in Pierce County fields. My heart was filled with dread as I traveled to the fields to have a look. more »»

Nitrate QuikTest available at Extension office

August 10, 2018 Drought stressed forages and small grain crops are prone to nitrate accumulation, which is toxic to cattle and sheep in high levels. more »»

SCHMIDT: Drought may have compromised livestock water quality

May 18, 2018 Livestock producers should test the water in ponds, dugouts and other water sources because last year's drought may have compromised the quality of the water. more »»

SCHMIDT: Diagnosing and treating spruce diseases

May 11, 2018 Spruce trees often thrive in North Dakota under the right conditions. more »»

Soil test clinics and Spring Fever

March 6, 2018 Learn to read and understand your soil test results at the Soil Test Clinic hosted by the Pierce County Extension office on Friday, March 16 beginning at 9 a.m. more »»

KAYLOR: 25 healthy snacks for kids

February 9, 2018 When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks. Easy, Tasty (and Healthy) Snacks You may need an adult to help with some of these snacks. 1. more »»

SCHMIDT: Soybean seed deadline extended

February 9, 2018 The Pierce County Crop Improvement Association has an adequate supply of ND17009GT Soybean seed available for distribution to commodity growers for the 2018 growing season. more »»

SCHMIDT: 2018 Private Applicator pesticide certification training dates set

February 2, 2018 This year’s Pierce County private applicator pesticide certification trainings will again require pre-registration for the session an expiring applicator plans to attend. more »»

SCHMIDT: Elgin-ND available

January 19, 2018 The Pierce County Crop Improvement Association has an adequate supply of Elgin-ND Hard Red Spring Wheat available for distribution to commodity growers for the 2014 growing season. more »»

 
 

 

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