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Holiday Fire Safety
November 27

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota safety officials say the holiday season can be a deadly time for home fires. Last year, November and December were the deadliest months of 2013 with 14 fire deaths in...(more)

Holiday Shopping Warning
November 27

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is urging consumers to exercise caution when shopping for deals this holiday season, especially on "Black Friday."

Jackley's of...(more)

Co-op Worker Continues Holiday Tradition
November 26

ROBINSON, ND - Lighting the way is a legacy many lineworker leave their families. For the Peterson family, it’s a Christmas tradition.

This is Dustin Peterson’s third year decorating his h...(more)

WalMart Foundation Grants Funds to Farm Rescue
November 26

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Farm Rescue, a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization that provides planting, harvesting and haying assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, inj...(more)

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Encouraging Women to be Leaders
Wed, 26 Nov 2014

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden have issued a challenge to agriculture groups across the country to get more women and minorities involved in leadership positions. North Dakota Soybean Council CEO Diana Beitelspacher says they have four director positions up for election in January. She hopes to see some women step forward as candidates along with the men. “We often hear there’ no time or there’s young children at home or they don’t have past board experience. My response is you don’t need experience. You need a passion for the soybean industry, a passion for continuous learning and a willingness and commitment to serve.” Those interested in running for a three-year term should contact the North Dakota Soybean Council office.
Winter Outlook Revised
Wed, 26 Nov 2014

The latest winter climate outlook no longer shows increased likelihood of above average temperatures in South Dakota for the coming winter. South Dakota State University Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards says the Climate Prediction Center is showing a 60 percent chance of El Nino, down from 70 percent a few months ago. She says the outlook through February no longer shows warmer than average temperatures being more likely in South Dakota and the Northern Plains. The current long-range forecast shows the possibility of another cold outbreak affecting our region at the end of November into early December. Edwards says the precipitation outlooks continue to show equal chances of above average, near average and below average precipitation for the next three months.
MN Soybean Hosting Transition Meetings
Wed, 26 Nov 2014

Transitioning a business from one generation to the next doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does take conversation and hard work. Nationally known speaker Jolene Brown says one of the first steps in transition planning is making a choice. “They have to decide if they want to be a family first business or a business first family. If you operate as a business first family, it does not mean that you demean the family or that the business is more important than the family. You just know that you want to honor the family and you want to do it right.” The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is holding four meetings where Brown and a panel of local experts will talk about transition planning. Meetings are December 9 in Grand Forks, December 10 in Fergus Falls, December 16 in Marshall and December 17 in North Mankato.
NDSU Agronomy Students Earn Honors
Wed, 26 Nov 2014

Four North Dakota State University Agronomy Club students won awards at the 2014 international annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. Jodi Boe, a senior crop and weed sciences major, took first place in the collegiate crops judging contest. Boe was also part of the NDSU Agronomy Club that placed second in the Quiz Bowl team event. Other team members are Justin Zahradka, John Breker and Nevada Turbiville. The Agronomy Club is advised be Kirk Howatt, NDSU weed science associate professor.
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