Ag Commissioner to hold flood forums next week

Created: 7/01/11 (Fri) | Topic: Issues

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will tour flood-affected agricultural operations and conduct two community forums Wednesday, in Ward and McHenry counties.

Goehring will also conduct a community forum in Mandan on Thursday.

“This is a fact finding mission,” Goehring said. “The purpose is to get feedback from producers in the aftermath of the flood on what recovery efforts are or will be underway and identify needs and available  assistance, both public and private, for our rural communities and agricultural producers.”

Goehring said area legislators, NDSU extension personnel, federal farm agency staff and commodity group representatives have also been invited to the forums.

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, July 6
9:30 a.m. - Visit emergency animal shelter at the North Dakota State University North Central Research Extension Center, 5400 Highway 83 South, Minot.
10:30 a.m. - Community Forum/Listening Session for Area Farmers & Ranchers, North Central Research Extension Center headquarters building.
2:30 p.m. - Community Forum/Listening Session for Area Farmers & Ranchers, Towner School, gymnasium (south door), 302 Second St. SE, Towner.

Thursday, July 7
9:00 a.m. - Community Forum/Listening Session for Area Farmers & Ranchers, AgriBusiness Room, Farm Credit Services, 1600 Old Red Trail, Mandan.

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