Nice news of the day – October 1, 2018

Jeff and Dan Coggins grow mushroom business in the former Maxbass School (Minot Daily News)

After nine years of research, brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins are now in their second year of harvesting five varieties of oyster mushrooms – the only farmers to do so in the state.  Their mushrooms can be found at the Minot Farmers Market and the North Prairie Farmers Market. They only sell mushrooms that less than two days old.

Gary Dassinger auctions off a yearling filly for Farm Rescue (MyNDNow)

Gary Dassinger, a rancher in Gladstone, has an unusual thank you gift for Farm Rescue – a horse.  Gary will auction off the filly, worth roughly $5,000, in gratitude for the transportation assistance Farm Rescue provided during a drought year in which Gary had to purchase 50 bales of hay from out-of-state.

Dr. Jacque Gray receives award for addiction research (Bowman Extra)

The Dr. Duane Mackey “Waktaya Naji” Lecture and Award is presented annually at the Great Plains Behavioral Health Conference to recognize those who have made valuable contributions in addiction study and service to American Indians.  This year’s recipient of the award is Jacque Gray, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of North Dakota Department of Population Health and the associate director of the Center for Rural Health for indigenous programs at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

photo by Wikimedia

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