Hundreds attended second annual Corn and Soybean Expo

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Hundreds of farmers and producers from across the region came out to the Fargodome Tuesday for the second annual Corn and Soybean Expo.

The event features educational panels on trade, marketing and agricultural research.

The expo also serves as a way to network with others and learn about new technologies that would benefit producers.

Organizers say this year about 83 exhibitors and over 600 people attended.

Paul Thomas, one fourth generation North Dakota Farmer at the expo said the information and insight was very useful.

“They gave us quite a bit of background on the work they're doing in the trade environment to expand our corn and soy bean markets. Looking forward...I'm hopeful that a trade deal can be done so our markets can return to normal,” said Thomas.

Executive Director with the North Dakota Corn Council, Jean Henning, says the corn industry has added sixteen hundred jobs and over 500 million dollarsto the state's economy.