Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Field Trip: Plant Breeding and Genetics

NKA members visited the USDA's National Small Grains Germplasm Research Facility in Aberdeen. Research leader Mike Bonman and his staff described the agricultural research conducted there. 
The NKA visitors learned about how potato breeders produce nutritious new spud varieties, the eco-friendly trout feeds developed by scientists, methods for combatting new plant diseases threatening global production, and our agricultural heritage present in the facility's National Small Grains Collection.
Photos submitted by Jim Mariani.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Line Dancing Beginners

Sue Cramer and Kay Elsathagen teach "Line Dancing Beginner 1" at the United Congregational Church.  "Guys and gals, come enjoy the FUN of line dancing and get some exercise, too!"
Photos submitted by Jim Mariani.