Integrating Livestock into a Cropping System for Sustainability and Soil Health
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Apr 2, 2013 3:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
- Jay Fuhrer, District Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bismarck, ND
- American Forage and Grassland Council - 1 hour CFGP Credit
- Certified Crop Advisors - 1 hour CCA Self Study - CM Credit
- Conservation Planner - 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit
Participate in this webinar to learn how the Small Angus Ranch in Burleigh County, North Dakota, is working toward the goals stated in the webinar title.
Follow along the Small’s soil health road as the before and after of their recently installed cropping and grazing systems are illustrated. The Small’s started by addressing cropland, rangeland, and hayland resource concerns. Next, they supplied a bridge (cover crops, crop aftermath, etc.) that the livestock are using to connect all the land uses together. Additional topics will include the supporting conservation practices they installed, such as water developments, livestock pipelines, fences, and cover crop combinations. The webinar will conclude with the next steps the Smalls are considering to further strengthen the overall sustainability and soil health of the ranch, which will include wildlife and insects.
This webinar is sponsored by the USDA NRCS East and West National Technology Support Centers. Contact David Lamm, National Soil Health and Sustainability Team Leader, ENTSC, or Sarah Brown, Organic Conservation Specialist, WNTSC, for assistance with organic farming, sustainable agriculture, and soil health assistance. Contact Holli Kuykendall, Ecologist, ENTSC, for more information about our webinars.