The Biden Administration has selected Rod Snyder as the Environmental Protection Agency Senior Advisor for Agriculture. For the past seven years, Snyder has been president of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Previously, Snyder worked for the National Corn Growers Association and CropLife America.
The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is seeking a research specialist to assist in the dry bean breeding/genetics program.
Candidate is expected to participate in all the field, greenhouse, and laboratory activities involved in a breeding program. This includes the planning, organizing, and conducting of experiments under the supervision of the project leader. Tasks may include (but not limited to) seed and field preparation, planting and maintenance of field trials, and disease evaluations), recording, editing, and data analysis using statistical programs, collaborate with some activities in the DNA laboratory and the canning testing, and assisting the program leader in keeping, preparing, and compiling data and research results.
The candidate is expected to interact and work as part of a team that includes other research specialists, students and interns, growers, plant breeders, and other scientists. Duties will involve all aspects of a breeding/genetics program so the candidate has a holistic approach and learns all the aspects involved in the functioning of a breeding program.
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) announces the Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program, a newly added program made possible through funding provided by the 67th Legislative Assembly. NDDA will provide cost-share assistance to producers via a lottery system.
Cover crops must be planted by August 31, 2021, and the online application must be completed by October 1, 2021. There is a cost-share payment of $15 per acre for new applicants and a future cost-share payment of $10 per acre for repeat applicants. There is a 50-acre cap per applicant per year.
Complete details are available at https://www.nd.gov/ndda/program/soil-health-cover-crop-grant-program or by contacting Jason Wirtz at 701-220-1628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NDDA will be opening applications by September 1, 2021 and closing them October 1, 2021 for the 2021 season. Applications will reopen again next year for the next growing season.
- November 2-3 – NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center, 1241 N. University Drive, Fargo
- December 7 – Dickinson Research Extension Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, N.D.
- Provide written testimony – Send a letter to SBARE, NDSU Dept. 7520, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
- Provide testimony by email – Send an email message to email@example.com
- Provide an online submission – Submit testimony online at ndsu.edu/vpag/sbare/stakeholder_input_request.
Northarvest Bean Grower – Our Mission:
NHBGA, growers representing growers through the check-off system, is North America’s largest supplier of quality dry beans. Working together to better the industry through promotion, research, market development, education of consumers and monitoring of governmental policy. Our future goals must be continued market exposure and careful monitoring of new ideas, consumer choices, and producer needs.
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