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The state’s largest farm organization will kick off its 92nd annual state convention in Bismarck on Dec. 14 at the Bismarck Event Center.

Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist, and Frayne Olson, crop economist at North Dakota State University, will be hosting seminars at 8 a.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 15, respectively. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson will be addressing NDFU members on the afternoon of Dec. 15. Policy debate, election of officers, Farmers Union Insurance’s annual meeting, live and silent auctions, the Torchbearer Award ceremony honoring youth and entertainment by Two Old Two Stand and the Johnny Holm Band round out the two-day celebration.

Highlighting the mix of speakers will be the unveiling of a Family Farms chopper and introduction of "Our Family Farm," a children’s book commissioned by North Dakota Farmers Union.

“We created the chopper and book as educational tools to grab consumers’ attention and help broaden their understanding of family farm agriculture. We know there is value in what we do as farmers and ranchers. We want them to understand that, too," NDFU President Mark Watne said.

The convention is open to members of the public with a $70 registration fee. Call 1-800-366-8331 for information.

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