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North Dakota Livestock Summit set for Jan. 14

The event, held at Black Leg Ranch near McKenzie, N.D., runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

January 7, 2020

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FARM LABOR: A woman manages cows and computers in a large milking parlor on a South Dakota dairy. Lon Tonneson

Attend the second annual North Dakota Livestock Summit on Jan. 14 at Black Leg Ranch, near McKenzie, N.D.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Topics and speakers include:

Securing a reliable workforce for today’s livestock operations. Panelist include Loan Hyunh, an immigration attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.; Todd Erickson, manager, Nelson County Pig Co-op; Manuel Fick, CEO, USA Farm Labor; Pavel “Diesel” Danil, work visa recipient, Nelson County Pig Co-op and Terry Entzminger, dairy farmer, Darrel Entzminger and Sons Dairy. Hear from a panel of livestock producers, from various backgrounds, about their experiences developing new or expanding livestock operations in North Dakota.

What to expect when a pig barn comes to your community. Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Extension swine specialist. Thaler will share the advantages and challenges experienced by South Dakota county leaders undergoing new livestock development and then will provide a guided, real time live virtual tour of the new swine barn on SDSU’s campus.

North Dakota’s valuable feed resources and where to find them. Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University Extension beef specialist. North Dakota has a wide variety of high-quality feed resources. Learn how co-products can help your bottom line, where to find them and how to make them work in your ration.

Black Leg Ranch tour. Jay Doan, Black Leg Ranch. Get a tour of the ranch hosting this year’s livestock summit.

Livestock development and our communities. Amber Boeshans, executive director, North Dakota Livestock Alliance; Kenton Holle, director, North Dakota Livestock Alliance; Larry Syverson, executive director, North Dakota Township Officers Association; Pat Copenhaver, Foster County commissioner; Ellen Huber, past president, Economic Development Association. A panel discussion of the benefits, questions and impacts from livestock development.

Entertainment. John DeBoer, comedian. DeBoer has appeared on Comedy Central and Sirius Radio and at many corporate events. With his twisted observations of life and the world around us, he may be the funniest comedian you have never heard of.

For more information, see ndlivestock.org.

Source: North Dakota Livestock Alliance, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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