FARGO, N.D. (June 19, 2019) – The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is hosting its annual E-Tour from June 24 to 28. The tour will make several stops across eastern North Dakota to provide EPA officials from Washington insight into the environmental stewardship of the state’s agriculture.
This year, the EPA is sending 12 participants from a variety of divisions. NDGGA President Jeff Mertz says the E-Tour continues to grow in popularity and has become one of the most sought after tours among EPA officials. “We’ve received great feedback from participants of our previous tours, and we’re excited to have a record number of EPA representatives coming this year,” he said. “The E-Tour gives us an opportunity to establish a productive dialog with the EPA. It gives the EPA participants valuable experiences that help them better understand our practices and the implications of their regulations.”
During the tour, participants will visit a variety of agricultural businesses and family farms in Casselton, Arthur, Page, Hannaford, Alton, Wheatland, Prosper and Davenport, North Dakota, as well as Moorhead and Sabin, Minnesota. This year’s highlights include demonstrations on drain tiling and seed treatments, an aerial tour of the Prairie Pothole Region and a reception with the North Dakota Craft Brewers Guild. For more information please call NDGGA Executive Director Dan Wogsland at 701-282- 9361.