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Canola event being held for area farmers

The Minnesota Canola Council invites farmers to Rediscover Canola: The Game Has Changed, December 17, at Gene’s in Roseau. The event is free to Minnesota and North Dakota farmers and university personnel.

According to Beth Nelson, president of the council, the United States currently consumes five times more canola than it produces. “There is a big demand for canola,” Nelson says. “We’ve put together an event that offers growers and producers the information they need regarding yields, new technology, and crop rotation benefits. Canola is a very profitable choice for producers in northwest Minnesota.”

The one-day conference will feature 12 speakers providing firsthand information about canola. Among them is Mike Krueger of The Money Farm. Krueger provides grain marketing advisory services out of Fargo. He also serves as a senior analyst for World Perspectives, a Washington-based international agricultural consulting company.

A social hour is planned for 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, Casino Nite, and a funny money auction at 6:15 p.m.

As an added bonus nine lucky farmers will win one of the following prizes: Polaris Ranger 800, Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 or one of seven chances to win 80 acres worth of canola seed!

Farmers must be at the conference by 1 p.m. and present for the drawing to be eligible to win.

“Our goals for this event are simple,” Nelson said. “We want more farmers to grow canola. We’re giving them great information so they can make great decisions for their farms and businesses.”

For more information, contact the Council office at 651-638-9883. To register for the event, visit