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Education - Living Ag Classroom

Living Ag Classroom events scheduled for 2020:

Minot - January 29-30
Bismarck - February 11-12
Fargo - February 25-28
Jamestown - To be determined
Lisbon - To be determined

NDFB highlights sugarbeets for Living Ag Classroom.

New Salem FFA students teaching about sugarbeets

Did you know that North Dakota ranks #3 in the nation in sugarbeet production?

Sugarbeets are root crops. That means the part you eat is the actual root. Although a sugarbeet can be a foot long and weigh between 2 and 5 pounds, it starts out as a seed the size of a grain of rice.

full grown sugarbeet

When harvesting, a mechanical defoliator removes all the leaves from the beet root. Then a sugarbeet lifter-loader pulls beets from the soil and loads them on trucks.

Sugarbeet harvest

Living Ag Classroom events are held January through April each year in several locations around the state. To get involved in events held during the next school year, contact Joey Bailey at

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