BISMARCK, N.D. — Farmers and ranchers gathering together January 26-28 in Minot, for the NDFB Farm and Ranch Conference. A place to come together with folks that are sharing the same challenges right now in agriculture, whether it’s regulatory or price challenges of commodities. Those discussions and workshops will be held to help increase efficiencies and have those discussions to make sure that farmers and ranchers have the knowledge and the tools to make it through challenging times out on the farm and ranch.
There’ll be cattle and crop outlooks, there’ll be time for networking to have discussions with other farmers and ranchers that may be facing the same challenges, and it’s all sponsored by NDFB and hosted by our Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
We’ll have a keynote speaker by the name of Chris Koch. Chris is a Canadian farmer, who farms in spite of a disability, and that disability is the lack of arms and legs. That will be a motivational and inspirational moment that he will share, if he can do it, anyone should be able to do it, if they set their mind to it.
And then the next day, if you’re 35 and under and you want to participate in the Discussion Meet, someone will drive away with a brand new four-wheeler in the back of their pickup by winning our annual Discussion Meet, and win a trip to the 100th AFBF Convention in New Orleans, next January, to compete at the national level.
And of course, we always like to have some fun when we get together, so on Saturday evening, the 27th, we’ll have a comedian.
But this is really coming together, have some serious discussions, have some good times, learn some things and create those new friendships. It’s that network of our friends, network of those people that can give us advice, which helps us better our farms and ranches, and in turn betters our communities and our state.
For questions or comments, please contact Dawn Smith-Pfeifer.
— Daryl Lies, president of North Dakota Farm Bureau
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