ND soil health tour
The Burleigh County Soil Conservation District will be hosting “It’s All About Balance” soil health tour on July 13, 2010 near Bismarck, ND, beginning at 3 p.m.
The invitation to attend is extended to farmers/ranchers, spouses and managing partners. Please notify the office at 701-250-4518, Ext. 3, by July 6 with the number attending so appropriate plans can be made.
Tour activities include: Holistic Resource Management (Brown’s Ranch, Gabe and Paul Brown), winter bale grazing, mob grazing on cropland and using cover crops to address resource concerns (Sunn Hemp, corn/red clover and more). Advancing Soil Health will be addressed at the Menoken Farm, including “Three sisters: corn-bean-squash,” crop rotations moving toward sustainability, compost and compost teas and cool- and warm-season cover crop mixtures.
A meal will be held at Menoken Farm. RSVP to 701-250-4518, Ext. 3 by July 6.
The tour will be drive-yourself-style. Pickups are recommended and car pooling is encouraged.
Directions: From I-94, take the Menoken Exit 170, go south 1 mile, turn west on CR10 and go 4 miles, turn north on 106th St. NE and go 2 miles. Brown’s Ranch is on the west side of the road.
From Highway 83: (north of Bismarck) Travel south on Hwy. 83, turn east on 43rd Ave. NW and go 7 miles, turn south on 106th St. NE and go 1/2 mile. Brown’s Ranch is on the west side of the road.
The Soil Health Tour is sponsored by the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bismarck, ND. For more information visit http://www.bcscd.com.
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