Tag Archives: science

Northern Great Plains Research Lab Marks 100 Years of Contributions to Agriculture

Cabbage was one of the many vegetables evaluated at the Northern Great Plains Research Lab in 1915.

By Sue B. Balcom

Nobody said farming North Da­kota would be easy. In a land of little or no rainfall and very few trees to block the wind, early homesteaders found a friend in The Northern Great Plains Research Lab south of Mandan. Its re­search and trials have contributed great­ly to the success of crops and livestock, not to mention vegetables and fruits, in the semi-arid climate west of the Mis­souri River.

Continue reading

The perils of dependency corruption

By Betty Mills

Education comes in many forms and when they bump into each other, I feel duty bound to sort things out. Let’s start with a lecture complete with some compel­ling graphs explaining why the changes in our climate which some attribute to global warming is a natural phenom­enon and not the result of anything we human beings have helped to produce.

Continue reading