Agriculture and athletics are coming together for the first ever North Dakota State University Tailgate Tour thanks to a sponsorship with DuPont Pioneer. The NDSU Tailgate Tour, featuring NDSU Director of Athletics Matt Larsen and select Bison coaches and former players, will be held in conjunction with a series of Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy plot events in eastern North Dakota.
Growers and fans are encouraged to attend one of the six tour stops, which begin in Steele and Jamestown on July 17, Wahpeton on July 18, and conclude on July 20 with stops in Hickson, Page, and Thompson. Events are open to the public. At each stop, Larsen and the coaches will be on hand to talk to fans about the athletics program. Fans can enjoy a meal, mingle with coaches, and register to win prizes, as well as pick up Bison athletics promotional material including yard signs and schedule posters.
The Tailgate Tour will be accompanied by Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy plot events that will give growers a first-hand look at several new Pioneer brand corn and soybean products, including new Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans, the highest yielding varieties DuPont Pioneer has ever introduced. DuPont Pioneer agronomists and account managers will explain more about new DuPont Lumisena fungicide seed treatment for best-in-class Phytophthora control and demonstrate the new Encirca services tools. Additionally, NDSU experts will speak at several of the events:
• Dr. Rich Zollinger, NDSU professor and Extension specialist – seed control, will speak in Hickson
• Dr. Kirk Howatt, NDSU associate professor of weed science, will be at the Steele, Jamestown, and Page events
• Greg Endres, NDSU area specialist – cropping systems, will join us at the Steele and Jamestown locations
Schedule of events:
Mon., July 17, 2017
- 9:00 a.m. — 3800 25th Ave. SE — Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy plot event
- 12:00 p.m. — Steele Veterans Club (VFW), 114 1st St. NW — NDSU Tailgate Tour
- 1:00 p.m. — 8221 37th St. SE (directly behind Wal-Mart) — Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy plot event
- 4:00 p.m. — Quality Inn and Suites, 507 25th St. SW — NDSU Tailgate Tour
Tues., July 18, 2017
Wheaton, Minn./Wahpeton, N.D.
- 9:00 a.m. — Wheaton, Minn. — 714 Hwy. 75 — Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy plot event
- 12:00 p.m. — Wahpeton, N.D. — DuPont Pioneer, 17835 ND-13 — NDSU Tailgate Tour
Thurs., July 20, 2017
- 8:00 a.m. — Hickson, N.D. — Hickson Community Center, Main St. — NDSU Tailgate Tour
- 10:00 a.m. — Horace, N.D. — 5351 County Rd. 81 South — Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy plot event
- 11:30 a.m. — Page City Auditorium, 126 Morton Ave. — NDSU Tailgate Tour
- 1:30 p.m. — 1663 138th Ave. SE — Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy plot event
- 1:00 p.m. — 971 6th Ave. NE — Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy plot event
- 4:00 p.m. — Thompson Community Center, 306 Pacific Ave. — NDSU Tailgate Tour