FARGO, North Dakota — November 13, 2018 — The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council is pleased to announce the addition of Heidie Haugo to their staff as Communications Director.
Haugo graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education. She was most recently employed with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association as a District Field Manager for West Central Minnesota. “Growing up on a hog and crop farm in South Central Minnesota, and past experience with a state corn commodity organization, will be incredibly valuable as I work to advance the mission of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council,” says Haugo. “I look forward to working with and for corn farmers statewide.”
“Heidie brings to our organization agricultural experience from growing up and being involved in a family crop and livestock farm. She also brings corn organizational experience from her time at Minnesota Corn Growers, thus we look forward to new ideas that Heidie will bring to our organization,” says Dale Ihry, executive director of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association. Haugo’s duties will include writing and layout of Council’s annual report, coordinating events and Council meetings, representing the Council at trade shows, fairs and other events, and managing education and promotion for the ND Corn Utilization Council.
Haugo’s duties will include writing and layout of Council’s annual report, coordinating events and Council meetings, representing the Council at trade shows, fairs and other events, and managing education and promotion for the ND Corn Utilization Council.
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) was created in 1991 and consists of 7 members representing seven districts. The NDCUC oversees how North Dakota’s corn checkoff dollars are spent on research, education and promotion of corn and corn products.
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) elected their executive officers to lead the organization and welcomed two new members, with terms starting April 1, 2018.
Mexico has been one of the top corn importers of corn and corn by-products from the United States. With the revision of trade agreements in the thoughts of many in agriculture, having a good trade relationship with our number one customer is a priority. To assist in developing and maintain the access to the Mexico corn market, the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) works with and funds the US Grains Council (USGC) to maintain and enhance this market.
North Dakota corn and corn byproducts can help livestock producers suffering from one of the worst droughts in the state’s history address widespread feed shortages resulting from high temperatures and a lack of precipitation this growing season. (more…)
As this article is being penned, almost the entire state of North Dakota has had a needed rain event in the overnight and morning hours from a large weather system. This rain is being celebrated as a crop saving rain for many of our warm season crop species in ND, while it is likely too late for other crops, especially the cool season grasses.
We are now in the serious crop growing months of June, July and August. We NEED weather to cooperate with the row crops of corn and soybeans out there, and let’s not forget about the edible beans and sunflowers too since for the last few years row crops has been where the profit is on the farm.
As of this writing we are two thirds of the way through the month of May and we can call the corn planting basically done! What a blessing. Of course there is the scattered low lying field or area in the state where planting is late or lagging, but being this far ahead or done before Memorial Day has been a pleasant surprise. The question is: “how did this happen?”
At the end of April now as we stare at the radar and thermometer in hopes of some warm, dry weather for a few fleeting hours of fieldwork … we hear of significant rains the last week of April and early May for the major corn producing states from Nebraska eastward between I-70 north to I-90 and 94 all the way to Pennsylvania!
Fargo, N.D. – The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) elected their executive officers to lead the organization and welcomed a new member, with terms effective as of April 1, 2017.