Nice news of the day – August 28, 2018

Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project provides 2.5 million pounds of food to those in need (Bismarck Tribune)

A collaboration of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), Great Plains Food Bank, NDSU Extension Service, NDSU Master Gardeners, North Dakota FFA, Dakota College at Bottineau, Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society, The North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association, Healthy North Dakota, Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition and Pride of Dakota – the Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project is successful thanks to volunteers who provide land, fundraising, equipment, and time to grow and distribute food.

Truck and tractor pulls, pony brake, and Daryl’s Racing Pigs help keep the history of threshing alive (Minot Daily News)

For the past 50 years, the Drake Threshing Show has celebrated Drake’s agricultural history.  While the event is centered around steam-powered and gas-powered tractor threshing, other activities such as a pony brake, a consignment auction, a kiddie pedal tractor pull, and band performances give visitors lots of options.

Williston ranks #36 of the top places young people are moving in the U.S. (MyNDNow)

Jamestown is rolling out the welcome mat this Thursday for more than 340 new University of Jamestown students at a free Block Party.  The event, which is open to the entire community, will feature over 100 booths, a performance by the UJ Big Orange Pep Band, and a host of giveaways, specials, and camaraderie.

photo by Monika Grabkowska


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