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Ag show set for Feb. 7

January 31, 2014
Bryce Berginski - Tribune Reporter , Pierce County Tribune

The 11th North Central Ag Show will be held Friday at the Rugby Armory.

The event opens at 10 a.m., and Brad Jacobs of the National Resources Conservation Service will speak on "Growth through Management". The Red River Farm Network will broadcast live from the show from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., and Brad Mathson, of Lake Region State College, will talk about "Precision Ag" technologies at 1 p.m.

Bobcat of Devils Lake, Northern Equipment and Gooseneck Implement will be showing large equipment displays, and several other businesses will have displays at and outside of the show, including North Central Ag, NDSU Extension Service, KZZJ and Prairie Grain Systems.

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Area residents browse displays at last year’s North Central Ag Show. This year‘s show takes place at the Rugby Armory on Friday.

After the show closes at 4:30 p.m., there will be a 5:30 social and 6:30 supper at the Rugby Eagles, sponsored by both North Central Ag and the Rugby Chamber of Commerce, respectively. Comedian and juggler Scott Novotny will entertain the crowd at 7:30.

The North Central Ag Show has been a Rugby event since 2004, when it was first held in the pool area of the Econo Lodge (now the Northern Lights Inn). Winter ag shows around that time used to take place in towns like Rugby and Cando before being prevalent in bigger North Dakota communities.

Lila Brossart, one of the event organizers, said of the importance of having ag shows in a community like Rugby: "It gives a chance for producers to talk with their neighbors, gives them a one-on-one chance to talk with exhibitors." Brossart also said that education and awareness have contributed to the event's success.

Event organizers are looking to get even bigger names for future speakers, such as Farm Report broadcaster Orion (pronounced o-ree-on) Samuelson.

 
 

 

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