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BISMARCK – North Dakota weed control officials will meet for the Agriculture Commissioner’s Noxious Weed Forum at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, at the Bismarck Hotel and Conference Center, 800 S. 3rd St., Bismarck, ND.


9:30-9:45 am
Speaker:          Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Tom Bodine 
Topic:              Welcome and Commissioner’s Partner Award

9:45-10:00 am
Speaker:          Richard Weisz (ND Dept. of Agriculture)
Topic:              Noxious Weeds Update

10:00-11:00 am
Speaker:          Mike McHugh (ND Aeronautics Commission)
Topic:              The Role of the NDAC as a Regulatory Agency

11:00-11:30 am
Speaker:          Zack Bateson (National Agricultural Genotyping Center)
Topic:              Genetic Testing Helps Surveillance efforts of North Dakota weed populations

11:30 am-12:00 pm
Speaker:          Aubrey Sondrol (ND Dept. of Agriculture)
Topic:              Pesticide Outreach & Education

12:00-1:00 pm             Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm
Speaker:          Dutch Bialke (ND Dept. of Agriculture)
Topic:              Law review - authority, local enforcement, adding weeds to lists, etc.

1:45-2:30 pm
Speaker:          Annique Lockard (Attorney General’s Office)
Topic:              Open records / Open meetings

2:45-2:45 pm
Speaker:          John Mortenson (ND Dept. of Agriculture)
Topic:              Biological Control Update

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