Range tour July 22
The North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition is sponsoring a range tour of the Wayne Berry ranch near Fairview, MT, July 22, at 2 p.m. (MT). Other sponsors include: Dakota Prairies RC&D, McKenzie County Soil Conservation District and Richland County Soil Conservation District.
The featured speaker is Wayne Berry, who retired from Williston State College in May 2007, where he taught economics and farm management. Berry has a master’s degree in agriculture economics, is a retired Major in the U.S. Army Reserve and a life-long rancher and intensive grazer in Montana. Berry is also certified by the Center for Holistic Management in Albuquerque, NM, as a holistic educator and is a Certified Nx Level Entrepreneurial Trainer/Facilitator. The Berry ranch is Tier 3 in all three categories of the Conservation Security Program (CSP) in the initial sign-up.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Planning grazing;
• conversion of cropland to pastureland;
• enhancing the ecosystem processes;
• bale grazing;
• stock diversity;
• managing for diversity; and
• dung beetles.
Supper is included in the tour. Registration is requested by July 17. For more information, or to register, contact Mary Stevens, 701-250-4222, Ext. 132.
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