75th North Dakota Winter Show Is Heavy On Hefty, Other Ag-related Seminars, Events

If you like Brian Hefty, you’ll like the 75th North Dakota Winter Show, which centers on the big Quonsett building on the east side of Valley City, March 6-11.

Hefty, who is half of the famous Ag PhD duo with his brother Darren, and their Hefty Seed Co., will be a major a presenter at the show. I won’t try to list everything at the show (details at www.northdakotawintershow.com, or 1-800-437-0218), but here are some of the main ag-related events in a compact show this year:

Tuesday, March 6

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – “Big Boy Toys, main arena (MA)

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Ag Challenge and World’s Largest Crop Show, main exhibit building (MEB)

10 to 11:30 – Hefty, with “Tiling,” south exhibit building (SEB)

11:30 to noon – Devin Weber, WeberWorks LLC “Dust Control and Soil Stabilization” (SEB)

Noon to 1 p.m. – Hefty, “Current Ag Issues”

1 p.m.  – Weed Resistance Management — Rick Lynch, CPS Regional Chemical manager, “National Perspectives,” Greg Andres, North Dakota State University “Local Perspectives.” (SEB)

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Hefty, “Public Meet and Greet” Gold Buckle Pub

Wednesday, March 7

10:30 a.m.  – “Wetland Determination” seminar, with Amanda Brandt/Stuart Blotter, Natural Resources Conservation Service (SEB)

12 noon – Market Hog Show.

1 p.m. – “Taking Advantage of Profitable Prices when Production Risk is a Concern” with Ben Hawkins, Hurley & Associates, (SEB)

3 p.m. – Classic Steer Show, West Arena (WA)

7 p.m. – Classic Steer and Market Hog Auction (Eagles)

Thursday, March 8

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – “Ag Challenge” (SEB)

10 a.m. – “Dramatic Changes in Agriculture” — William Wilson, NDSU agricultural economics professor (SEB)

11 a.m. – ND State Open Horse Pull (MA)

1:30 a.m. – Draft Horse Hitch Class

4:30 to 6 p.m. – Horsemanship Competition. (MA)

Friday, March 9

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Livestock Display

8 a.m. – Hippology (MA)

9 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Crop Judging (Eagles)

3 p.m. Youth Seminar, High-Liner Activity Center (HAC)

4 p.m. – 4-H/FFA Crop Judging Awards (HAC)

Saturday, March 10

8 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Livestock display

1:45 p.m. Ag Hall of Fame Induction (MA)

2 p.m. – PRCA Rodeo

2:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Awards (VCSU: Vangstad)

6:30 p.m. – Miss Rodeo ND Winter Show Coronation

7 p.m. – PRCA Rodeo

Sunday, March 11 a.m.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Livestock Display

Noon to 2 p.m. – Classic Steer Open House (Valley Meat)

2 p.m. – PRCA Rodeo

5 p.m. Winter Show closes.

That’s it. Hope to see you there!