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June 2, 2014 The Star Page 23 Ag, natural resources fundamental to state&apos;s success By Charlie Stoltenow Assistant Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources of North Dakota State University Extension Service North Dakota exists because of its agriculture and natural resources. The state iS blessed with productive soils from border to border. Because of that, many people, including my ancestors, came here to farm and ranch. Some may consider our climate a bit on the harsh side. but the seasons of the year set a natural rhythm, re- sulting in an abundant production of food and fiber for the state and the world. North Dakota routinely leads the nation in the production of about l0 different commodities. This is not by accident. North Dakota is very fortu- nate to have special people who work the land and care for the animals. The men and women of the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service's Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) program have been working alongside these special people for the past 100 years and will continue to do so for the next 100 years. This year. NDSU Extension cele- brates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which created the national Coopera- tive Extension System. As part of that celebration, we are focusing on how we extend knowledge and change lives. For example, Extension ANR is helping producers stay on the cutting edge of crop production through pre- cision agriculture. One of the latest efforts involves testing and demon- strating the effectiveness of in-field sensing for determining when and where to apply fertilizer. A crop sensor mounted on a fer- tilizer applicator shines red, green and near infrared light at plants to see how much light reflects back. The amount of reflected light indicates how well the crop is growing. That data goes into a computer in the trac- tor, which lets producers adjust their fertilizer applications. This allows producers to apply the right amount of fertilizer exactly where the crop needs it, saving them money and re- ducing the potential for chemical runoff. The explosive growth of the "oil patch" in western North Dakota has created opportunities and challenges for the people who live there and their animals. Early in the summer of 2013, Extension ANR conducted a pilot study to assess the feasibility of obtaining baseline water quality data in six counties in and adjacent to the oil patch. This study was initiated in response to an increase in water sam- ples sent to the NDSU Veterinary Di- agnostic Laboratory during the 2012 drought and some producers' con- cems about oil field development im- pacts on their water quality. Crops, range and livestock all de- pend on soil. Managing soil is com- plex. To help producers and landowners better understand the complexities and interactions of mul- tiple management practices, we cre- ated the Soil Health and Agriculture Research Extension (SHARE) Farm. It is a collaborative project involving a private land owner, NDSU and commodity groups. The SHARE Farm is in Richland County. It provides a location for in- tegrated, whole-system program de- velopment to allow long-term research and Extension activities across multiple disciplines to take place. Extension ANR is not engaged only on the farm or ranch, but in the cities of North Dakota as well. Gar- dens in North Dakota produce an es- timated $56 million worth of vegetables each year. But the simple production of vegetables does not tell the whole story. Extension ANR has a Master Gar- dener program that trains people so they can, in turn, train others. Exten- sion ANR also has a Junior Master Gardener prdgram for youth. Through these programs, people be- come engaged in agriculture, de- velop an affinity for the land and its resources, and educate our youth as to where their food comes from. We are seeing a growing separa- tion in knowledge between modern agriculture producers and the food- consuming public. In response, Ex- tension ANR has been involved in a collaborative outreach program de- signed for the consumers of North Dakota. It's called BBQ Boot Camp. Developed in 2009, BBQ Boot Camp has educated more than 5,000 people across North Dakota and sur- rounding area about the importance of agriculture in everyone's life through the production and con- sumption of food. BBQ Boot Camp educates partic- ipants on food safety, proper food preparation, different methods of cooking, best utilization of differing types and cuts of meat, and use of rubs and spices. Also contained in the educational message are where the meat comes from, how it is pro- duced, what livestock stewardship is, and who the people are who raise these livestock to be consumed as meat. People need food and fiber. Food and fiber are produced through the management and use of agricultural and natural resources. Extension ANR is proud to be part of a system that is so vital and fundamental to North Dakota's success. The NDSU Extension ANR program also is committed to continuing to create learning partnerships that help adults and youth enhance their lives and communities. PUBLIC NOTICES A public notice is information informing citizens of government activities that may affect the citizens' everyday lives. Public notices havebeen printed in local newspapers, the trusted sources for community information. for more than 200 years. North Dakota newspapers also post public notices that are printed in newspapers on at no additional charge to units of government. CONSOLIDATED PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT PRIMARY ELECTION, JUNE 10, 2014 I STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA I" I ROL00,,00COUNT00 I c I PRIMARY ELECTION, JUNE 10, 2014 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA I E I ROLl:: I I i- COUNTY F t To vote fortfib-candidate of your chbice, you must daen the oval (I) neX'tI6-the name ft-Cahdidate. ,To vbteor a pe.rson, whos-b-m-e is not printed on-the ballot, you must darKen the oval ( ! ) iext to the blahkJine proviaetJ ano wdte that person s namepn me DranK dne. - Kevin Cramer 0 George Sinner (ZZ> 0 0 RobertJJack Seaman 0 0 R!chard Marcellais <C> 0 0 C> Alvin A (AI) Jaeger <C> 0 Wayne Stenehjem 0 0 0 0 0 Marvin E Nelson Tracy B0e 0 0 0 0 Roland Riemers 0 Doug Goehring <scr. KiaraKmus-Parr 0 Brian P Kalk CS> 0 Ryan Taylor 0 0 Julie Fedorchak 0 0 0 RyanRauschenberger 0 0 TylerAxness 0 o Jason Astrup 0 -: "', NffrlCE- YOU ma voteiionelprtyrs s - .... .... Official Ballot ROLETTE COU NTY June 10, 2014 All ballots, other than those used to vote absentee, must first be initialed by appropriate election officials in order to be counted. Initials I B I i c I Typ:01 Seq:0001 Spl:01 To vote for the candidate of your qhoice, you mustdarken the oval ( I ) next to the name of,that'candidate. To vote.for a person whose Dame is rlot. printed on the ballot, you must darken'the:oval ( I ) next to the blank line provided and write that person's name on the blank lihe. 0 Gerald W VandeWalle 0 0 Michael G Sturdevant 0 0 DonovanFough 0 0 Bob Leonard Sr O- Bdon R Moors Sr - Bruce Modn 0 Valerie McCIoud o 0 Ryan J. Thompson 0 C0untyRecorder  ' : , y0te for no mre than-ONE name , . 0 Sarah M Bruce 0 0 Kandace Page-Desjadais 0 0 Ervin L. Charette 0 George J Miller 0 Gerald A. Medrud 0 -Joseph Kaufman ,0 0 Turtle Mountain Star Vote by darkening the oval ( I ) next to the word "YES" or ."-NO" following thelanation- ofeach measure. Constitional Ihuure No. 1 .(House Concurrent Rseoluti0n Ne,-3034, 2013 Session Laws, Ch. 518) This constitulJonal measure would amend and reenact sections 5, 6, and 7 of Atticle III of the North Dakota Co changing theliling, deadline for the submission of inated measure )etitions from ninety da/s i0 one tiiJhdr ...... twenty clays before a statewida election, and by providing that any challenges regarding measure petitions must be filed with the Supreme Court no later than seventy-five days before the election. 0 YES - means you approve the measure as summarized above. 0 NO - means you reject the measure as summarized above. l $