Statewide Events of Interest
Registration is now open for "Crops, Covers & Cows," a cover crop and grazing tour that will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The event is from 4 to 7 p.m. (CST) at Menoken Farm, Burleigh County Soil Conservation District's (SCD) conservation demonstration site east of Bismarck, N.D.
The three featured speakers for "Crops, Covers & Cows" are:
Steve Groff: Groff farms in Lancaster County, Pa., and is the founder of Cover Crop Solutions, a national cover crop seed business
Justin Zahradka: Zahradka farms and ranches with his wife, Molly, near Lawton, N.D. They own and operate Coop & Poop
Aaron Steckler: Steckler farms and ranches with his parents near St. Anthony, N.D., and is a supervisor for Morton County SCD
This cover crop and grazing tour is sponsored by Burleigh County SCD; Morton County SCD, Natural Resources Conservation Service; and the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition.
Although there is no cost to attend, please register by July 17 to ensure dinner, which will be served at 7 p.m. To register, contact the Burleigh County SCD office at 701-250-4518, ext. 3, or e-mail Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org . See the attached flyer for more information and driving directions to Menoken Farm.
The speakers' presentations will be videotaped and posted on the Menoken Farm Web site following the event. For more information on Menoken Farm and to watch and learn from previous educational events, go to www.menokenfarm.com.
MAIN STREET ND SUMMIT
The Main Street ND Summit (which took place on February 12-13, 2018), was a gathering of local and national community development experts and advocates to share best practices and engage community leaders, entrepreneurs, students and interested citizens in envisioning North Dakota’s future.
The Main Street ND Summit served as a forum for information on the community planning principles behind the three pillars of Burgum’s Main Street Initiative: a skilled workforce; smart, efficient infrastructure; and healthy, vibrant communities to help North Dakota compete in a 21st century economy in which rapid technological advancement is changing every job, industry and organization.
2019 Event is Scheduled October 29-31st in Bismarck
You are invited to attend the annual Menoken Farm Garden Tour on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Dr. David Johnson, New Mexico State University, and his wide, Hui-Chun Su Johnson, are two of the featured speakers during "Composting and Gardening: Just do it!"
Johnson and Su-Johnson are the creators of the Johnson-Su Home-built static composting bioreactor. They will speak during a special composting session from 2 to 4 p.m. that day. They will also speak during the 5 to 7:30 p.m. garden tour that features five rotating stations. Other rotating station topics and the presenters are:
· Soil biology: Marko Davinic, Bismarck State College
· Aquaponics: Keith Knudson, Dakota College at Bottineau
· High tunnels: Casey Williams, Valley City State University
· Trees and shrubs: Joe Zeleznik, North Dakota State University Extension Service
New to this year's Menoken Farm Garden Tour is a children's session from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Activities will include planting; making snacks; water quality; and insect netting. It will be lead by Nolan Swenson, Burleigh County Soil Conservation District (SCD), and Chet Zapzalka, Morton County SCD.
You are invited to register for either of the day's events or both. A complimentary meal will be served at 7:30 p.m. following the evening event.
To ensure dinner, register by Friday, July 5, by calling the Morton County SCD office at 701-667-1163, ext. 3, or e-mail Valerie at email@example.com. If registering children, please include their ages.
The speakers' presentations will be videotaped and posted on the Menoken Farm Web site following the event. Menoken Farm is Burleigh County SCD's conservation demonstration site east of Bismarck. For more information on Menoken Farm and to watch and learn from previous educational events, go to www.menokenfarm.com.