North Dakota Farm Bureau is hosting a meeting with county commissioners from the five counties that are included in the Northern Plains National Heritage Area. The meeting will be held on February 11, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Washburn Memorial Building.
Mark and Val Wagner of Monango are livestock producers and in an effort to better inform the public about what they do on their farm, they "tweet" about it on Twitter. In addition to Val's tweets on Wagfarms, the Wagner's also take you inside the life of a heifer on their companion Twitter site, Cows_Life.
“Playing it Safe with Farm Safety,” is the theme for this year’s celebration of North Dakota Bureau Week, March 7-13. To help stress the importance of safety with young people, Farm Bureau will be sponsoring a safety placemat contest for children in grades 3-5.
With the U.S. facing deep economic turmoil and unemployment hovering around 10 percent, it might seem as if there’s little to be optimistic about. Agriculture, however, has helped fortify the economy when it needed it most, as other sectors such as U.S. automobile manufacturing, real estate and construction have contracted and shed workers.
Chris Chinn, a fifth-generation young farmer, blogged about the ABC Nightline story "Dark Side of Dairy Farming" that aired last night. "Just last night, my husband missed our daughter's basketball game because our livestock needed his attention. While he was checking on the pigs and cattle, our daughter scored her first ever three point shot at the age of 12."
Meatingplace.com reports that agriculture’s efforts to inform the public about the difference between the Humane Society of the United States and local animal shelters was a topic in a newsletter sent to shelter employees by Wayne Pacelle, CEO of HSUS.