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Why attend the Local Foods conference in Fargo Feb 3-4? Listen in on this short interview with ND Dept of Agriculture's Dana Pritschet to learn why and register today if you are interested in community development, farmers markets, local foods and more.
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Conferences can be expensive. This conference has a big discount if you are a farmer and want to attend.

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/…/produce-safety-alliance-grower-tr…

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA....
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Free Wednesday Weekly Webinar series continues this week, Feb. 21 at 2 pm CST.

Register now for "Tomatoes, Peppers and Cucumbers: A Snapshot of NDSU's High-tunnel Research Project" by Kyla Splichal, horticulture research specialist, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center. #FieldtoFork #NDSUExtension

The Webinar Wednesday series is designed to educate growers on food safety in growing, transporting, processing and preserving fruits and vegetables.
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Abby Gold to North Dakota High Tunnels

We are continuing with our high tunnel webinar series. Please join us on February 21st at 1:00 p.m. as Josh Monson from NRCS and Lindsey Abentroth from FSA pres...ent: NRCS and High Tunnel Systems. This is your opportunity to ask all of your high tunnel funding questions. Here is the access link: https://zoom.us/j/592745203

Based on interest from last year’s high tunnel conference, we know there are a lot of questions on this topic.

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Free Wednesday Weekly Webinar series starts this week, February 14 at 2 pm CST.

Register now for "Great Seeds and Where to Buy Them in 2018" by Tom Kalb, NDSU Extension horticulturist. #FieldtoFork #NDSUExtensionService

The Webinar Wednesday series is designed to educate growers on food safety in growing, transporting, processing and preserving fruits and vegetables.
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Is your high tunnel on the map?

Abby Gold shared Heather Kroeker's post to the group: North Dakota High Tunnels.

Here is a great resource, please add your farm to this Google map if you have a high tunnel in North Dakota!!

Heather Kroeker shared a link to the group: North Dakota High Tunnels.

Check this out! High Tunnel Google Map is up.
Those who have a high tunnel or will be putting one up within the next months are in orange, while those with a ...blue pin do not yet have a high tunnel, but are interested in high tunnels and may get one someday!

Comment on this post what you think of the map. Note: Only people who filled out the survey, which you can still do (linked in another post below), are listed on this map.

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Sat 1:00 PM CSTFirst District Health Unit, Minot, ND
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Vision West ND

Vision West ND with assistance from USDA Rural Development is conducting a Local Food Hub Study. We need to understand consumer preferences when it comes to pur...chasing and eating locally grown food. Please click on the link below and let us know how you feel about local food! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VWNDFOOD

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Farmers, this could be a way to get some help next summer? the secret is out farming is good exercise. AgriTourism North Dakota

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There is still time to register for the 2018 NDFMGA & Local Foods Conference. To make it easy you can register and pay online. Follow the link below to register. Early registration deadline is Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Walk-ins welcome but registration will increase by $10. https://www.nd.gov/ndda/local-foods-conference

Friday and Saturday, February 2 and 3, Grand Hotel, Minot. Online Registration Open - Use the form below and pay with a credit card Click here to view the conference agenda. If you do not want to pay by credit card and choose to mail or drop off your registration, please download a paper registratio...
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Attention Farmers! Bismarck Public Schools(BPS) is looking to purchase from you for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in submitting a bid for the food you grow or raise you need to submit a "Farm to School Intent to Submit Form" on the BPS website by January 19. After the form is completed the full RFP and product specification list will be emailed to you. Farmers will have until Friday, February 9th at 10am to complete the RFP. The form link is below.

The Nort...h Dakota Department of Agriculture and ND Department of Public Instruction have been working with BPS to get this first Farm to School RFP done. This first year BPS wants to start small to learn and create good relationships with farmers, with hopes of expanding the program in future years. https://www.bismarckschools.org/…/selectsu…/TakeSurvey.aspx… BisMarket Mandan Farmers Market Minot Farmers Market FARMtastic Heritage Foods Hub Bisman Community Food Co-op Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture Winter Market - Bismarck

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Only 1 day left to take advantage of our early bird discount!

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Jan 25 - Jan 27Best Western Ramkota Hotel (Aberdeen, SD)Aberdeen, SD
77 people interested

ONLINE REGISTRATION is now open for the 2018 NDFMGA & Local Foods Conference. This annual event will be at the Grand Hotel in Minot, February 2 & 3, 2018. Sessions on food safety, marketing, production and antibiotic use in livestock are just a few of the many sessions that you can attend.

Whether you are just getting started or have been direct marketing for many years, the conference will have something for everyone. Registration deadline is January 17, 2018. If you have questions about the conference, contact Jamie Good at jgood@nd.gov or 701-328-2659. https://www.nd.gov/ndda/local-foods-conference.

Register Online Today.

Friday and Saturday, February 2 and 3, Grand Hotel, Minot. Online Registration Open - Use the form below and pay with a credit card Click here to view the conference agenda. If you do not want to pay by credit card and choose to mail or drop off your registration, please download a paper registratio...