MonDak Ag Days

About the Trade Show

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The MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show is an annual event, showcasing the latest in agriculture technology and education.

The MonDak Ag Days & Trade Show is Thursday and Friday March 7 and 8, 2019 at the Richland County Fair Event Center in Sidney, Montana. Join us for a variety of booths and educational sessions centered on the MonDak region.

The annual banquet is Friday, March 8 with a social at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm. We eagerly welcome back entertainer Chad Prather, an American humorist and motivational speaker known for viral videos such as "Unapologetically Southern," which he often films on a from the cab of his pickup while wearing a cowboy hat.

Trade Show Schedule

thursday, march 7

8:00 am............. Trade show opens

9:00 am............. "Growing Hemp" - Montana Department of Agriculture

10:00 am........... "Problematic Weeds" - Chet Hill, Nutrien Ag Solutions

10:45 am............ "Farm Bill/FSA Update" - Patty McGinnis and Tammy Lyseng, Richland County FSA

11:15 am............ Break (Sponsor: Montana Farmer's Union)

11:45 am............ "Acidic Soils in Northeast Montana" - Rick Engel, MSU Professor of Soil Science

12:30 pm...........  Lunch Break (Served on-site by Cattle-Ac)

1:30 pm............. "Farm Insurance & Financial Planning Considerations" - Mark Martin, Farm Bureau Financial Services

2:30 pm............. "Weather Outlook" - Jared Marquis, UND Atmospheric Science Department

3:30 pm.............. Break (Sponsor: Betaseed)

3:45 pm.............. TBD

5:00 pm.............. Trade show closes


Friday, March 8

7:00 am............ Sidney Chamber Breakfast 
                           Sponsored by Advanced Communications

8:00 am............. Trade show opens

9:00 am............. "Winter Corn Grazing Study - A Virtual Tour" - Marlin Johnson, Producer; Dave Haverkamp, USDA-NRCS; Tim Fine, MSU Extension

9:45 am.............. "Using Technology on the Ranch" - Smittie Smith, RanchHacks

11:00 am............ Break

11:15 am............ "Using Technology on the Ranch," Cont.

12:45 pm............ Lunch

1:15 pm............. "Cow/Calf Operation Finances" - John Gates, Northwest Farm Credit Services

2:00 pm..............Trade show ends / Banquet set up

---------------------- Break ----------------------

5:00 pm.............. Banquet Social

6:00 pm.............. MonDak Ag Days Banquet
Entertainment by Chad Prather, Agricultural Humorist

TICKET INFO

Banquet tickets are on sale now at the Sidney Chamber, Tri County Implement, Stockman Bank, and SidneyMT.com for $45.00 each and includes one free drink during social hour, dinner, and entertainment provided by Chad Prather. 

The Trade Show is free to attend.
 
Chad Prather

Banquet entertainment

Chad Prather, Comedian

"...Prather is known for his way with words. He is a comedian, armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist.  He is often referred to as "the modern day Will Rogers."  He is a fast-talking combination of Lewis Grizzard and Jeff Foxworthy.  Originally from Augusta, GA Chad now calls the Fort Worth, TX area home.  He grew up working with horses (an industry he is actively involved in) and is often recognized by his ever-present cowboy hat.  His social media viral video are counted in the hundreds of millions. Many recognize him from his fast talking, rapid fire rants from the front seat of his truck.  CNN has labeled him the "Pick-up Pundit" and Fox News' Tucker Carlson has called Prather, "supernaturally articulate."  He is known for his comedic family stories told from an adult perspective onstage.

Prather has made numerous appearances on Fox News, CNN, A&E, The Blaze, MSN and has been featured in magazines from Southern Living to Nash Country Weekly.  He is the host of Ride TV's "It's My Backyard" and "Chad Prather's Comedy Shootout."  His wildly successful 2016 "Kings of Cowtown Comedy Tour" was a hit and his current "Star Spangled Banter Comedy Tour" is selling out theaters all over America.  He is one of the country's fastest rising and talked about comedians and entertainers. " - From www.watchchad.com

Vendor Information

Booths are available on a first come, first served basis. Register here: http://bit.ly/MDAD2019


Vendor Schedule:

Wednesday, March 6

10:00 am ............ Vendor set up (implements and vehicles only)

2:00-5:00pm ....... Vendor set up (regular booths)

Thursday, March 7

6:30-7:30 am ........... Vendor set up 

Friday, March 8

2:00-4:30pm ....... Vendor take down