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NEWS RELEASE                                                                               November 21, 2016




2016 Prairie Grains Conference

Join us on December 8th for this agricultural conference that is both educational and informative.



The Prairie Grains Conference focuses on professional and marketing insight for small grains and soybean producers in Minnesota and North Dakota. Expert agricultural speakers, market and industry leaders, production issues along with a variety of breakout sessions will be presented at the conference.


Speakers at the Conference include: Daryl Ritchison, NDSU, NDAWN, on ‘2017 Wheat Outlook’; Sara Wyant, President, AgriPulse Communications, ‘The Aftermath of the 2016 Elections; Rob Fronning, Agcountry, ‘Market Situation & Outlook for our Region’s Crop’; and a marketing panel that will have take- home strategies and advice for marketing your 2016 crop.


Breakout sessions will be held in the morning and will include many topics. Exhibitors will be available all day. CEU credits are available.


The Prairie Grains Conference will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, in Grand Forks at the Alerus Center. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Online registration for the Prairie Grains Conference will continue until Tuesday, December 6th. For more information and to register, go to or call 800-242-6118, ext 3.



The Prairie Grains Conference is FREE to all members of the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers (MAWG), Minnesota Barley Growers Association (MBGA), Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA), Northland Community and Technical College – Farm Business Management (NCTC- FBM), Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSRPC), North Dakota Barley Council (NDBC), North Dakota Grain Growers Association (NDGGA) and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MNFB).  A $25 fee will be charged to non-members.



The conference is sponsored by MAWG, MBGA, MSGA, NDGGA, MSRPC, NDBC, MNFB and NCTC-FBM.



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For More Information:

David Torgerson, Executive Director, MN Wheat, 800-242-6118, ext. 1

Marvin Zutz, Executive Director, MN Barley, 800-242-6118, ext. 2