BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition (NDGLC) will host its Healthy and Regenerative Grazing Practices Tour June 24 at Brad Sand’s Ranch in Ellendale. The event starts at 1 p.m. (CDT) and will bring together state and local experts, mentors with experience implementing regenerative practices and those interested in learning about these innovative ideas.
The Sand Ranch focuses on holistically managing all of their ecological, economic and social resources. They recognize the importance of soil as a resource to the productivity of their ranch. The tour will focus on fencing, grazing management, grazing rotations, dung beetles, water development, and pros and cons of cover crops.
The event also features Dr. Ryan Schmid, dung beetle researcher, to share his firsthand experience with the benefits of dung beetles; and Dr. Kevin Sedivec, Ph.D., Central Grasslands Research Extension Center interim director, to share his insight on grassland regeneration.
The tour is open to the public and dinner will be provided. An RSVP is required for the tour by June 17 at ndglc.org. Tour participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring water and bug spray.
NDGLC was organized by a grassroots group in 1996 to promote the health and sustainability of North Dakota’s 13.5 million acres of grazing lands. NDGLC believes that through voluntary actions, respect for private property rights, and education on the values and multiple benefits of well-managed grazing resources, these goals are achievable. For more information, visit ndglc.com.
— NDGLC via Clearwater Communications
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