First Fridays at B: November Announcements

The act of preserving food transformed the human experience, creating a stable food supply, reducing hunger, and transforming simple foods into something more interesting and delicious. In honor of the rich history, our November edition focused on food preservation. We welcomed Markus Krueger (Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County), Rita Ussatis (NDSU Extension - Cass County) and Kevin Struxness (Hairy Hippie Pickling Company) to the stage to share their expert perspectives on the art and science of preserving food.

First Fridays at B: October Announcements

To commemorate all the delicious foods that go with fall - the October edition of First Fridays was all about apples!

We welcomed Sam DeMarais (Fargo Park District), Stacy Nelson-Heising (Cottonwood Cider House) and Ethan Hennings (Wild Terra Cider) to share their expertise and insights on one of America’s favorite fruits.

First Fridays at B: September Announcements

To commemorate fall & back-to-school, we kicked off our FOURTH season with an event focused on school lunch!

We welcomed Greg Gefroh (Fargo Public Schools), Dana Hanson-Rieth (West Fargo Public Schools) and Kara Gloe (Moorhead Public Schools School Board Member/PB&J Fundraiser Co-Organizer) to the stage to share their perspectives on school nutrition.

An Ode to Coschedule

Co-Schedule is a Fargo-based content marketing business with some excellent products to support businesses and non-profits (like us!) manage online content. Our co-founder and creative guru Gia wrote a poem to explain her love for Co-Schedule and why we utilize their services. Check it out!

First Fridays at B: June Announcements

In honor of National Pollinator Month, our final First Fridays of season three focused on the importance of pollinators and featured three local experts: Bryan Bishop (Concordia College), Peter Schultz (Longspur Prairie Fund) and Netha Cloether (Plains Art Museum / Plains Buzz Lab).

First Fridays at B: May Announcements

In celebration of spring and the upcoming growing season, our May edition of First Fridays focused on gardening!

We welcome Jeff Miller (Cass County Soil Conservation District), Don Kinzler (InForum, NDSU Extension - Cass County) and Nola J Storm (Growing Together ~ A Community Garden Ministry) to the stage to share tips and tricks on gardening in the Red River Valley.

First Fridays at B: November Announcements

The November edition of First Fridays at B focused on the stories of farmers in our region. We welcomed Sam Rydell of Nurtured Plains Farm, Amber & Ross Lockhart of Heart and Soil Farm, and Jaclyn Weber of Folcstede Farms to share their perspectives on what it’s like to be a farmer in the Red River valley.