Variety of Speakers Lined Up for 44th Annual Norman County Ag Day

Variety of Speakers Lined Up for 44th Annual Norman County Ag Day

January 25, 2022 Farm News News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — The 44th Annual Norman County Ag Day is set to roll this Wednesday, January 26th at the Ada Events Center. It gets underway at 8am with registration and rolls followed by opening remarks and youth presentations at 8:30am. Throughout the day there will be a number of guest speakers and grower meetings. (See the complete lineup below) Speakers in the morning program include Dr. David Kee of the Minnesota Soybean Research Council, Bruce Kleven with farm policy updates, McKenzie Boubin, who will provide an update on biofuels and new uses for corn, and Northland Community and Technical College Farm Business Management Instructor Betsy Jensen will speak on marketing, according to Norman County Extension Educator Heather Dufault.

Minnesota Soybean President Mike Skaug will provide an update and the Norman County Soybean and Corn Growers will have their annual meeting prior to the lunch break. After lunch, which is provided free of charge, there will be a short wheat update before U of M Regional Crop Educator Angie Peltier speaks on recent pest research.

Dr. Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Small Grains Specialist, will present on spring wheat varieties and closing out the Norman County Ag Day will be new Norman County FSA Executive James Kruize. Closing remarks and door prizes will be announced at the end as well at 3pm.

Dufault thanks the local ag groups and industry partners for their support in making the annual Ag Day a possibility.

If you can’t make it to this week’s Norman County Ag Day, the event will also be broadcast live at

44th Annual Norman County Ag Day 2022  

Wednesday January 26th, 2022 – Ada Event Center, Ada, MN

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration-Rolls & Coffee Sponsored by ​ Valley United 

8:30 AM – 9:10 AM Welcome & Youth Presentations 

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM Dr David Kee- MN Soybean Research & Promotion Council- Minnesota Soybean Research Update (30 min) 

9:40 AM – 10:10 AM Bruce Kleven – Strategist for MN Ag Groups- What Happed, What Didn’t and What to Look for in 2022 (30 min)

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM Break – Trade Show Open 

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM Mackenzie Boubin- Biofuels and Industry Relations Director- New Use Opportunities for Corn (30 min) 

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM Betsy Jenson- NCTC Farm Business Management Instructor- Better in 2022(30 min) 

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM Norman County Corn & Soybean Annual Meeting (30 min) – including update from MN Soybean President Mike Skaug

12:10 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch/ Trade Show – Sponsored by West Central Elevator

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM MN Wheat Grower & Wheat Council Updates (15 min)  

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Angie Peltier-Regional Crop Educator, University of Minnesota Extension- Biology and Management of Two-Spotted Spider Mites in Soybean (30 min) 

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM Dr. Jochum Wiersma- Small Grains Specialist, University of Minnesota- Spring Wheat Variety Selections for Yield and Quality in 2022 (30 min)  

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Break/ Trade Show Open 

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM James Kruise, County Executive Director, Norman & Clay Counties- County Update (15 min) 

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Closing and Booth Door Prizes (15 min)