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NPGA Annual Convention Set for January 24th in Minot, ND

Posted: Jan 10 2023
BISMARCK, ND – The Northern Pulse Growers Association (NPGA) will host the annual NPGA Convention January 24 at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Minot, ND.  This event is a premier gathering place for industry representatives and producers of dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, and fava beans.
“This is an exciting event for the pulse industry in North Dakota, Montana and the United States, where many ideas and experiences will be shared,” said Executive Director Shannon Berndt.  “We also have a variety of industry representatives in attendance that will be a valuable resource for producers.”
The NPGA Convention will kick-off at 8:30 A.M. Monday, January 24 with breakfast and business followed by Jacob L. Shapiro, Partner & Director of Geopolitical Analysis at Cognitive Investments discussing geopolitics and agriculture. Dr. Joe Outlaw, Economist & Professor at Texas A&M University, is next on the agenda and will present on ag policy and the upcoming farm bill. The NPGA Awards Luncheon will take place at noon and will recognize this years’ NPGA Excellence Award recipient. The afternoon will begin with a pulse crop research panel discussion, followed by a presentation on weather risk by Andrew Pritchard, Senior Meteorologist at Nutrien Ag Solutions. A representative from the National Agriculture Genotyping Center will present on a pulse research project, and the day will wrap up with a presentation on the opportunities for pulse crops by Shaun Haney, Founder of RealAgriculture. At approximately 4:30, attendees are invited to a Meet & Greet Social featuring Shaun Haney while browsing the latest research projects during the research poster session.
“We have a great program for the NPGA convention in Minot on January 24. Make sure to attend so you can hear the latest happenings in the pulse industry and connect with fellow growers and industry,” stated Sam Arnson, NPGA President.
Registration is open for the 2023 convention. To register and/or view a detailed agenda listing all speakers, please visit our website
NPGA would like to thank their platinum sponsors Croplan, Dakota Ingredients, BASF, AGT Foods, Western Ag Network, Northern Ag Network, Columbia Grain, Great Northern Ag, and Legume Matrix.