Agronomy on Ice
A lot of new ideas for the farm are discovered at farm shows, workshops, and seminars. But many times the best ideas are exchanged casually in between or after the program is over. Agronomist Jason Hanson noticed this and asked the question: “what would happen if the casual conversations was the primary focus of an agricultural event?”. From there, Agronomy on Ice was born.
Hanson… “So if you've ever been to an ag show and they have booths and you walk down the alleys and you can stop and talk to people. Think of that same concept only you're on a lake in North Dakota in February, and instead of booths you're in ice houses.”
The event which is now looking forward to its 5th year, attracts farmers and agronomists from all over the country to Devils Lake, North Dakota in February.
Hanson… “I think for the most part, that when there are meetings and it's a formal meeting, generally at the end of that meeting, if it's a social hour or if it's in the hallway of the hotel you're at. You get into some really deep conversations. And that's where you say, how was the meeting? The meeting was pretty good, but I had this conversation with this gal. We talked about this and that was the whole value of that meeting. That's what we try to do here is just get that part of it. Let's just start there. Not start at five, start at sunrise. Go to sunset.”
Details for next year’s event in February 2023 can be found at www.agronomyonice.com.