Thursday, February 14, 2013

ND Corn Growers host 2013 Cornvention in Fargo

Fargo, Feb. 5, 2013: The North Dakota Corn Growers Association announces their 2013 Annual Cornvention planned for February 20, 2013, at the Holiday Inn, located at 3808 13th Ave. S., Fargo. This one-day seminar will be held from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and aims to educate agriculture producers in North Dakota on the future and trends of the industry.

Topics at this year’s Cornvention include presentations from V.J. Smith, Ron Nelson of Thurston Genetics, Leon Osborne of UND Regional Weather Info Center, NDCGA scholarship recipients, a review of 2012 wetland issues and outlook on NRCS with state conservationist Mary Podoll, a Northern Plains Nitrogen update with Dave Ripplinger of NDSU and Darin Anderson, Chairman NPN, vendor visits, the Corn Growers meeting, and the drawing for the grand prize.

The North Dakota Corn Growers, in conjunction with the North Dakota Soybean Growers, will also be hosting a social for Cornvention attendees the evening of Feb. 19 at the Holiday Inn Poolside Rooms.

More information on the 2013 Cornvention can be found at or by contacting Greg LaPlante at or 701-364-2250.

The North Dakota Corn Growers were organized in 1987 making ND one of the 48 states affiliated with the National Corn Growers Association.

The North Dakota Corn Growers association serves as the activity arm of the North Dakota Corn Council. Corn Growers have currently identified five priorities and have developed action teams to work on these priorities including: grower services, public policy, stewardship and conservation, research, livestock and ethanol marketing.