BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is warning producers and businesses regulated by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) not to pay any fees directly to individuals who claim to be NDDA inspectors.
“No fees are collected by NDDA staff in the field,” Goehring said. “Fees for registrations, licenses and other services are billed through the department’s office in Bismarck and mailed directly to the producer or business.”
The Pride of Dakota Retailer of the Year Award will be presented at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, during the Pride of Dakota annual meeting at the Best Western Doublewood Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck.
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BISMARCK – The 2011 Pride of Dakota annual meeting will be held Wednesday, March 30, at the Best Western Doublewood Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck.
“This year’s agenda – the biggest ever – includes sessions on social media training, Internet marketing, business marketing ideas and financial assistance,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “An equally important part of the program is the opportunity for member companies to network with one another for news ideas.”
BISMARCK – More than 30 North Dakota companies will display and sell their products in the State Capitol on Pride of Dakota Day, Tuesday, March 29.
"It’s like an indoor street fair for North Dakota products,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It’s an opportunity for Pride of Dakota members to meet legislators and for Capitol employees and visitors to shop for Pride of Dakota products, such as food, artwork, books, jewelry and more.”
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Hall and Legislative Hall.
BISMARCK – Monday, March 21 is North Dakota Agriculture Day at the State Capitol.
"The first, full day of spring is a great time to celebrate North Dakota’s number one industry,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “With our producers ready and anxious to get out into their fields and pastures, we want them to know North Dakota appreciates all they do.”
Goehring said 23 agriculture-related organizations, associations and agencies are participating in the event.
The Agriculture Committees of the North Dakota Senate and House of Representatives will hold a joint meeting at 2:30 p.m.*, Thursday, March 17, in the Brynhild Haugland Room of the State Capitol.
The committee members will hear from participants in a recent cellulosic ethanol, fact-finding mission to Denmark.
Presenters will include Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, Sens. Jim Dotzenrod and Tim Flakoll, and Rep. Dennis Johnson. A representative from Great River Energy will discuss plans for a new hybrid ethanol facility.
BISMARCK – A North Dakota delegation has returned from Denmark where they learned more about that nation’s experience in using biomass for energy.
“The tours, farm visits and presentations helped us to better understand Denmark’s various energy technologies and to identify and clarify areas of opportunity here in North Dakota,” said Agriculture Commissioner Goehring.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will hold a news conference at 11 a.m., Monday, March 14, in the conference room of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture on the sixth floor of the State Capitol.
Commissioner Goehring will provide an overview of the cellulosic ethanol, fact-finding mission to Denmark. Other members of the delegation will participate in the news conference.
News media outside the Bismarck area are invited to call 1-888-346-3659, pass code 5277, to participate in the news conference.