The Dakota Precision Ag Center at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake is focused on bringing new technologies to farms. But to do that, it must also educate and train the future operators and handlers of that technology.
“What’s happening with Devils Lake water these days?” someone asked the other day. “Well, the East End and West Bay pumps are shut down for the winter,” I said. “Devils Lake is down 3 feet from last year. The current dry spell suggests we might not have much chance of flooding next spring.”
The annual Lake Region Extension Roundup is expected to once again draw about 700 people to hear speakers on a wide range of agricultural topics, including tiling, weather, land values and cell phone applications.
A 41-year-old father of four, Darren Linde got called “Grandpa” and “Papa Bear” for being older than most of the soldiers he served with and trained, but also for putting his safety after that of his comrades.
Paul Gunderson, who came out of retirement to lead the Dakota Precision Ag Center in Devils Lake, N.D., has been working since 2005 to answer that question, which he frames in two parts. His answers: Yes, they work. And, yes, they often, though not always, improve the bottom line.
Grahams Island State Park was booked solid for Memorial Day weekend. Last year's visitation sagged because it was nearly impossible to get to the park due to flooding-related problems along the park's lone access road.
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