Dakota Farmer

Sights from the North Dakota Winter Show

Slideshow: Rodeos, cattle shows and concerts were just some of the events at North Dakota’s oldest ag show.

Sarah McNaughton

March 25, 2022

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The Winter Cattle Show

Established in 1937, the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City is the oldest and longest-running agriculture show in the state, attracting exhibitors and visitors from around the country.

This year’s show in early March featured North Dakota Rodeo Association and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association competitions, old-time tractor pulls, commercial exhibits, a cattle show, and draft horse events. The Battle of the Border had high school rodeo contestants from North and South Dakota compete for the title. And Singer Tim Montana headlined the concert this year, with the opening act being Trip Wire.

The show received a new manager in 2021, with Brandee Moore stepping into the role. Originally from Arkansas, Moore has been living in North Dakota for the last five years. She comes with experience in agriculture and business, with a background on a cattle ranch and as an accountant. Moore also has worked with Bailey Pro Rodeo.

The winter show features some of North Dakota agriculture’s best with the North Dakota Ag Hall of Fame. The most recent inductions have been Dr. Vern Anderson of Carrington and Jim and Jody Hauge of Mandan.

Click through the slideshow to see more sights from the show.

About the Author(s)

Sarah McNaughton

Editor, Dakota Farmer, Farm Progress

Sarah McNaughton is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture communications, along with minors in animal science and Extension education. She is working on completing her master’s degree in Extension education and youth development, also at NDSU. In her undergraduate program, she discovered a love for the agriculture industry and the people who work in it through her courses and involvement in professional and student organizations.

After graduating college, Sarah worked at KFGO Radio out of Fargo, N.D., as a farm and ranch reporter. She covered agriculture and agribusiness news for North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Most recently she was a 4-H Extension agent in Cass County, N.D., teaching, coordinating and facilitating youth programming in various project areas.

She is involved in agriculture in both her professional and personal life, serving on the executive board for North Dakota Agri-Women, and as a member in American Agri-Women, Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority Alumni and Professional Women in Agri-business. As a life-long 4-H’er, she is a regular volunteer for North Dakota 4-H programs and events.

In her free time, she is an avid backpacker and hiker, enjoys running with her cattle dog Ripley, and can be found most summer weekends at rodeos around the Midwest.

Sarah is originally from Grand Forks, N.D., and currently resides in Fargo.

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