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Attend one of our breakout sessions!

North Dakota Farmers Union’s 96th annual state convention features five different breakouts in a total of two sessions. NDFU members can choose to attend one of three breakouts for each session. NDFU’s restaurant breakout will be held in both sessions.

FIRST TRANCHE

What’s a Wetland?
A Water Issues Update

Kale Van Bruggen, Rinke Noonan; Matt Retka, Stantec

Fish and Wildlife Service easements, another “waters of the United States (WOTUS)” rewrite, and new water management options are all hot topics in North Dakota. In this session, one of the region’s top water law experts will provide an update on federal water issues. Attendees will also learn more about North Dakota Agricultural Mitigation Inc., a farmer-led wetland mitigation banking program.

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Fairness for Farmers

Rob Larew, National Farmers Union

Decades of consolidation in the food and agriculture sectors have devastated farms, ranches and rural communities. During this session, National Farmers Union President Rob Larew will discuss a nationwide campaign to fight back against corporate monopolies. 

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Shake & Shape

Dan Simons, Farmers Restaurant Group; Joe Goetze and Bob Vanlancker, Founding Farmers.

Make cocktails and farmer’s pizza at home! Both a Founding Farmers chef and distillery manager will have a video demonstration on food and drink from Founding Farmers.

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SECOND TRANCHE

Fuels of the Future

Anne Steckel, National Farmers Union

Renewable fuels have a critical role to play in providing an affordable low-carbon fuel supply. In this session, National Farmers Union’s renewable fuels expert provides an update on public policy initiatives to support farmer-grown fuels. Representatives from Glacial Lakes Energy will also discuss their success in creating local markets for E30.

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Farm Bill 2023: NDFU Perspectives

NDFU Farm Bill Working Group

The next Farm Bill is right around the corner, and NDFU is making your voice heard! Hear from seven Farmers Union leaders about priorities to strengthen the farm safety net, improve disaster programs and promote farmer-friendly climate initiatives. 

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Shake & Shape

Dan Simons, Farmers Restaurant Group; Joe Goetze and Bob Vanlancker, Founding Farmers.

Make cocktails and farmer’s pizza at home! Both a Founding Farmers chef and distillery manager will have a video demonstration on food and drink from Founding Farmers. 

Friday

8 a.m. — Registration

8:30 a.m. — Activities

10 a.m. — Theo Art School

12:30 p.m. — Bowling/Lunch

3:30 p.m. — Leave Midway Lanes

3:45 p.m. — Movie and Popcorn

Saturday

8 a.m. — Registration

10 a.m. — SkyZone

Noon — Pizza Ranch

1 p.m. Heritage Center

3:30 p.m. — Movie/Ice Cream