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, Editor, Dakota Farmer

March 25, 2022

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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 of Bismarck, N.D., has been editor of Dakota Farmer since 2021. Before working at Farm Progress, she was an NDSU 4-H Extension agent in Cass County, N.D. Prior to that, she was a farm and ranch reporter at KFGO Radio in Fargo.

McNaughton is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a bachelor’s degree in ag communications and a master’s in Extension education and youth development.

She is involved in agriculture in both her professional and personal life, as a member of North Dakota Agri-Women, Agriculture Communicators Network 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, and can be found most summer weekends at rodeos around the Midwest.

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