Conservation Agriculture is a growing trend, and it’s the subject of Roger Ashley’s presentation this weekend in Medora. Ashley is an extension specialist with the Dickinson Research Extension Center of NDSU. ~~~ This week’s Natural North Dakota essay from Chuck Lura at Dakota College in Bottineau. ~~~ Marilyn Geewax, NPR senior business editor, joins us to discuss the economic impact of sequestration. ~~~ The UND Writers Conference will soon get underway. Today we have an essay from Alex Cavanaugh, a post-graduate in the UND English Department, on featured guest Nick Flynn.