18th Annual Canola Expo held at Langdon Activity Center

The Langdon Activity Center was the site of the 18th Annual Canola Expo sponsored by the Northern Canola Growers Association (NCGA) this past Wednesday. 

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Posted on 12/13/14

By Melissa Anderson

A large crowd was drawn to the Expo which featured numerous booths from innovations in seed, harvesting and grain bins to insurance.

The NCGA held their annual meeting as well, electing two new members to their board.

Troy Romfo of Langdon was elected by unanimous vote as one of two new producer directors.

Jay Bjerke of North Star Agri Industries was elected as the industry director over Guy Christianson of ADM.

During this meeting the association discussed the past year of conventions and the canola crop itself.

The board members present noted the impact that Black Leg and Clubroot of Canola has had on the industry.

The key note speaker for the event was Jerry Gulke of the Gulke Group which is a research and information analysis firm providing marketing strategies for agribusiness.

Gulke gave a very informative presentation on the oilseed market and the future predictions for the 2015 season.

“We have problems ahead of us that the market hasn’t even considered” Gulke stated during the presentation.

Gulke believes that wheat will be the most commonly planted crop in North Dakota next season over canola or soybeans.

Other presentations at the Expo included a Farm Bill Informational Update presented by Aaron Krauter and Dale Ihry of North Dakota Farm Service Agency, Clubroot in Canola presented by Ron Beneda of NDSU and Dan Orchard of the Canola Council of Canada,  Canola Gourmet: Holiday Cookies in a Jar presented by Sheri Coleman of the NCGA and Julie Garden-Robinson of NDSU.