FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is hosting its annual E-Tour September 12th to 16th where EPA officials from Washington and Denver travel to North Dakota to gain insight on the state’s environmental stewardship. The tour will feature several stops in the Fargo area, including the Big Iron Farm Show.
EPA Agricultural Advisor Rod Snyder and EPA Region 8 Deputy Regional Administrator Mark Smith will join the tour Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The tour will make stops at local farms, North Dakota State University, the Big Iron Farm Show and more where there will be equipment rides, aviation demonstrations and seed treatments with education as the top priority.
NDGGA President Tom Bernhardt says the tour serves as a vital bridge for communication between the EPA and North Dakota agriculture stakeholders. NDGGA President Tom Bernhardt says the tour serves as a vital bridge for communication between the EPA and North Dakota agriculture stakeholders. “The E-Tour provides EPA representatives an opportunity to experience first-hand the equipment and practices we use, which helps them make
educated decisions when it comes to drafting policy that affects us,” he said. “Our tour has become one of the most sought after tours of its kind among EPA officials so we’re glad we are able to continue it this year.”