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Sustainable agriculture listening sessions July 19, 21 in North Dakota and Nebraska

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) in cooperation with the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, South Dakota Grassland Coalition and Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition will be conducting public listening sessions at two locations in North Dakota and Nebraska to discuss increasing the sustainability of their agriculture.

The NCR-SARE listening sessions serve as an opportunity to bring together people with differing viewpoints within a community of place to share their perspectives of sustainability and agriculture. Reports resulting from the listening sessions serve as a respected information source on the status and prospects of sustainable agriculture and as such guide the Administrative Council that directs the NCR-SARE competitive grants and other programs.

NCR-SARE and the Grazing Lands Coalitions will partner with cooperative extension and community colleges to provide public meeting facilities in Mandan, ND and Nenzel, NE. The first session will take place on July 19 in Mandan, ND at Ken Miller’s Ranch. The second session will take place on July 21 south of Nenzel, NE, at the 3 Bar Cattle Co., owned and operated by the John Ravenscroft Family.

“Like nearly all those involved in production agriculture, ranchers depend on the sustainability of the resource they manage for their livelihood,” explained Roger Gates of the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. “Maintenance of this extensive grassland resource, consisting almost entirely of privately owned land in the North Central region, is critical to the livelihood of these ranchers and the mutually dependent rural communities.”

These listening sessions are open to the public. For more information, and to participate either or both of the listening sessions, use the contact information for that site:

• July 19, 1:30 p.m. (CST), Ken Miller’s Ranch, Mandan, ND. Contact: Mary Stevens, Executive Director, Dakota Prairies RC&D, 701-250-4222 (office) or dakotaprairiesrcd@gmail.com.

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• July 21, 1:30 p.m. (CST), John Ravenscroft Ranch, Nenzel, NE. Contact: Ron Bolze, Coordinator, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, 402-426-2033 (home office), 402-321-0067 (cell), ron@nebraskagrazinglands.org; or Jay Jenkins, Extension Educator, Cherry County, Valentine, NE, 402-376-1850 (office), 800-657-2188 (toll-free office), jjenkins2@unlnotes.unl.edu.

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) in cooperation with the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, South Dakota Grassland Coalition and Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition will be conducting public listening sessions at two locations in North Dakota and Nebraska to discuss increasing the sustainability of their agriculture.

The NCR-SARE listening sessions serve as an opportunity to bring together people with differing viewpoints within a community of place to share their perspectives of sustainability and agriculture. Reports resulting from the listening sessions serve as a respected information source on the status and prospects of sustainable agriculture and as such guide the Administrative Council that directs the NCR-SARE competitive grants and other programs.

NCR-SARE and the Grazing Lands Coalitions will partner with cooperative extension and community colleges to provide public meeting facilities in Mandan, ND and Nenzel, NE. The first session will take place on July 19 in Mandan, ND at Ken Miller’s Ranch. The second session will take place on July 21 south of Nenzel, NE, at the 3 Bar Cattle Co., owned and operated by the John Ravenscroft Family.

“Like nearly all those involved in production agriculture, ranchers depend on the sustainability of the resource they manage for their livelihood,” explained Roger Gates of the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. “Maintenance of this extensive grassland resource, consisting almost entirely of privately owned land in the North Central region, is critical to the livelihood of these ranchers and the mutually dependent rural communities.”

These listening sessions are open to the public. For more information, and to participate either or both of the listening sessions, use the contact information for that site:

• July 19, 1:30 p.m. (CST), Ken Miller’s Ranch, Mandan, ND. Contact: Mary Stevens, Executive Director, Dakota Prairies RC&D, 701-250-4222 (office) or dakotaprairiesrcd@gmail.com.

• July 21, 1:30 p.m. (CST), John Ravenscroft Ranch, Nenzel, NE. Contact: Ron Bolze, Coordinator, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, 402-426-2033 (home office), 402-321-0067 (cell), ron@nebraskagrazinglands.org; or Jay Jenkins, Extension Educator, Cherry County, Valentine, NE, 402-376-1850 (office), 800-657-2188 (toll-free office), jjenkins2@unlnotes.unl.edu.

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