MonDak Ag Showcase, Williston ND


Join Us for the MonDak Ag Showcase

The Mon-Dak Ag Showcase is an annual public event showcasing and promoting the Mon-Dak region as an ideal place for new agricultural businesses and development. The event also promotes the irrigation development and potential in the region, with the crop diversity taking place on dryland conditions. The guests in attendance will have a unique opportunity to view crops now growing in the region and the processing of them. The tours showcase the agricultural capabilities found within the Mon-Dak region and highlight the area’s potential growth and development.

The event is hosted every year to promote the region as a viable ag producing region on a variety of crops and livestock and to showcase the current and potential ag processing located in the region. Pulse plants, seed potato production, and a storage and handling facility for malt barley are a few of the ag ventures that have developed due to the success of the agriculture in the region.

Ag processors from all across the country, along with local farmers and members of the community are encouraged to attend the tours. The event allows guests to meet with the banks, area producers, government officials, researchers and processors. The tours are very informative, featuring experts to talk and answer questions regarding the crops in the region. The tours provide guests the chance to investigate the rich opportunities existing in the Mon-Dak region.


MonDak Ag Showcase Field Days

Thursday and Friday, July 9th and 10th 2015

Williston Research Extension Center Dryland Tour

Morning Session – Thursday, July 9th – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(4 1/2 miles west of Williston on Highway 2)


  8:30 a.m.      Refreshments
  9:00 a.m.      Welcome and Introductions
  9:30 a.m.      Crop Tour of Research Plots*
  9:15 a.m.      Horticulture Program**
12:00 p.m.      Lunch

* Topics include: Agronomic, Disease, and Quality Performance of Durum; Building Soil with Cropping systems; Cereal Disease Update; Reclaiming a Pipeline with Cropping Rotations; Restoration Success Governed by Soil Properties; Unmanned Aircraft Application to Agriculture; Pulse Crops; Soil Physical Quality

** Topics will include:  Hops Production; Common Problems in Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Peppers

Barbecue Chicken Lunch Prepared and Served by

Williston Chamber Ag Committee – Noon

(Provided by Area Sponsors)

Afternoon Session – 1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Williston Research Extension Center

(Enrie French Center)


Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting- Balancing Oil and Gas Development and Environmental Protection
Art Haskins, Enbridge- Enbridge and Pipeline Operations:  Public Awareness and Safety
Tom Wheeler and Troy Coons, NW Land Owner's Association- News and Views
Ron Smith, Retired NDSU Extension Horticulturist- Getting to Know About Wine

Williston Economic Development hosts the

Williston Area Commerce Chambers After Hours

(5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at TrainND)


Williston Economic Development and the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to attend their business after-hours social at the new TrainND building.

Great networking opportunies, tashing of local beers and wines, food and entertainment.

Nesson Valley Irrigation Tour

Friday, July 10th – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(23 miles east of Williston on Highway 1804)


  8:30 a.m.      Refreshments
  9:00 a.m.      Welcome and Introductions
  9:15 a.m.      Irragation Crop Tour*
12:00 p.m.      Lunch (provided by area sponsors)

* Topics include:  Managing White Mold in Irrigated Soybeans; Monitoring Soil Moisture Using Conductance Soil Moisture Sensors; Mapping Soil Variability Using Soil Electricdal Conductivity; WREC Irrigation Production Research Update; Cereal Disease Update; Restoration Success Governed by Soil Properties

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