North Dakota Agriculture Department livestock specialists Amber Boeshans and Nathan Boehm are flanked by North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, shortly after they were hired late last summer.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will be in Minot, N.D., on Jan. 31, to promote his department’s efforts to attract livestock production to the state. He’ll speak at 10 a.m. for an hour in the Enbridge Seminar Room. Among other things, Goehring will talk about how North Dakota should be a “shining star” for such development – especially dairy and swine – because of low priced hay and other commodities, and for its relatively low disease pressure. Amber Boeschans, a livestock development specialist with the department since August, will be at the meeting. The department also will host Loan Huynh, an attorney with the Fredrickson & Byron law firm in Minneapolis, speaking on immigration policies and its effect on the agricultural industry. Huynh will speak at 10 a.m. on Jan. 29 and 1 p.m. on Jan. 30.
Boeschans says Goehring isn’t expected to make any announcements at his session wants to offer background and collect input from farmers. “At this point we don’t have anybody who’s ready to go, with permits in hand.” Not yet.