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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture will hold its Pride of Dakota Business Education Conference on Friday, March 22, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, in the State Capitol’s Pioneer room, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND.

“We encourage current Pride of Dakota members to attend. This year’s conference includes sessions on branding your business, starting a food business, patents and trademarks, pricing and more,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “It is also a great time to network with other entrepreneurs.”

The conference is held annually in March during Pride of Dakota Month. The Pride of Dakota program is celebrating 39 years of helping North Dakota businesses develop and expand domestic and foreign markets for their products and currently has more than 500 active and associate members. 

“I encourage North Dakotans to support local businesses both during Pride of Dakota Month and the rest of the year,” Goehring said. “During the month, retailers may be displaying signs and holding promotions in support of Pride of Dakota businesses they have relationships with.”

A complete listing of Pride of Dakota member businesses and retailers carrying their products may be found at www.prideofdakota.nd.gov. The program is open to businesses who make, manufacture, process or produce goods and services in North Dakota.

For further questions about the conference or Pride of Dakota Month, contact Katie Huizenga, Pride of Dakota specialist, at 701-328-2307 or kathuizenga@nd.gov

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