Innovation and creativity are essential to the success of agriculture in North Dakota. Throughout the decades, creative agrarian practices have helped North Dakota emerge as one of the top agricultural producing states in the nation.
Agricultural innovation is the theme of this year’s 24th Annual Governor’s Conference on North Dakota History titled “Partners on the Prairie: Inventing Solutions for Agriculture.” The conference, open to the public, is scheduled for October 26 and 27 at the Bismarck Civic Center and will highlight creative ideas relating to the agriculture industry and innovations that have changed the ways in which farmers and ranchers approach their work.
“Not only are we going to cover innovations in agriculture, we will also examine such topics as changes in crops, how land is farmed, and innovations in equipment,” says Erik Holland, curator of Education Learn About Agricultural Innovation at the Upcoming Governors’ Conference on North Dakota History with the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
The conference begins on Friday, October 26, at 9 a.m. Educational sessions and exhibits will be held throughout the day, followed by a banquet. The banquet will feature a keynote address by Bruce Gjovig of the University of North Dakota’s Center for Innovation, as well as the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s annual history awards presentation. The conference resumes Saturday, October 27, at 9 a.m. with educational sessions and exhibits scheduled until 4:30 p.m.
Holland adds, “This conference will offer insight into how agriculture has impacted and has also been impacted by decisions of North Dakotans.”
For additional information, contact Erik Holland at 701.328.2792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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