Big Iron Farm Show

For the past seven years, the Red River Farm Network (RRFN) has hosted a series of seminars from its tent at the Big Iron Farm Show, West Fargo, ND, reports Don Wick. In addition to daily market outlook seminars, there were discussions on farm bill implementation, the weather outlook and the use of drone technology in agriculture. RRFN also hosted a fundraiser for the North Dakota and Minnesota FFA Foundations during the show. In photos below RRFN broadcaster’s Mike Hergert (left photo) leads a seminar on farm bill implementation and Randy Koenen (right photo) hosts a weather outlook seminar with World Weather, Inc. senior ag meteorologist Drew Lerner.

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Earlier this summer, RRFN hosted their ‘Know Your Farmer’ tour. A select group of 12 advertising agency and agribusiness representatives came to Grand Forks, ND, to get a first-hand look at production agriculture. The group toured farms and ag retail operations. This tour provided a unique networking opportunity for the advertising community. Individuals on the tour were able to ride a tractor, walk farm fields, see in action an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV – commonly known as a drone), and discuss media issues with actual farmers. In addition to RRFN, NAFB and JL Farmakis helped sponsor the tour.