Ideal weather conditions last Thursday helped draw one of the best crowds in recent years to NPPGA’s Field Day. About 175 growers and industry people took part in the informative day consisting or field tours and research presentations from NDSU, the University of Minnesota and the USDA. Just a week after hosting the USPB Summer Meeting, Carl Hoverson and his crew did another great job of hosting a big event. A 7:00 AM breakfast served at the Hoverson Farm just north of Larimore started the day followed by remarks from some of the researchers. Field samples were also on display for viewing.
Next everyone headed up Highway 18 to the Forest River Colony for an awesome home-cooked noon lunch followed a tour of the NPPGA Irrigated Research Site and informative discussions of the field trials taking place there. From the Forest River Colony, the trek continued up Highway 18 to the Oberg Farm just south of Hoople for more reports, sample viewing and a barbeque sponsored by the NPPGA Potato Associates, CPS-Grafton and BASF. Ted Kreis, NPPGA Communications:
“Field Day was well covered by local media including Agweek, the Grand Forks Herald, WDAZ TV and the Red River Farm Network. A special thanks to them for helping to keep other agriculturists and the general public informed.”