THE DAY IN REVIEW
BY OUR LEADERSHIP MEMBER
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD
To start off our Agriculture Day each student brought in an article about an event that has impacted North Dakota’s farms and ranches. After our discussion of each article, we headed to our first stop of the day, the DSU Agricultural Center and met up with Chip Poland. There,
everyone asked a question related to the article they brought in and Chip had an answer for every single one!
After everyone had finished eating, we loaded the bus back up and headed out to Richardton. Our first stop was Stone Mill, and we all put on our hair nets and headed in for the tour. We got to see all the full bags of flax seed, and got to see the numerous machines that had been
developed specifically for Stone Mill. We also learned about GMOs and non-GMOs and how they're affecting the flax seed (and other seeds) processed at Stone Mill.
Our final stop was at the Hoff Dairy Farm. We learned about the history of Hoff Dairy from the husband and wife duo who are the 3rd generation running the farm. We all got to pet and feed the cows. Afterwards, we got taken on a tour of where the milk is processed, and got to watch the cows getting milked. After watching a few cows go through the milking machine, we ended back in the entrance of the building where the Hoffs gave us Undeniably Dairy gear and ice cream sandwiches as we played quick "trivia" about Hoff Dairy Farms. It was a very fun-filled, educational day!