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NRCS North Dakota Leadership Tours McKenzie County Producers

By Chris Maestas, State Public Affairs Specialist, NRCS, ND

WATFORD CITY, N.D. June 3, 2024 –The tour, organized by the McKenzie County Soil Conservation District, featured eight stops showcasing various sustainable agricultural techniques.

The tour included visits to grazing systems, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) irrigation pivots, bale grazing operations, and fields seeded with native grasses. Additionally, participants viewed tree and shrub plantings and renovations, an agricultural waste system, and engaged in a discussion with a producer about collaborations with the Forest Service, grazing associations, and oil companies.

鈥淭his tour was an excellent opportunity to see firsthand the innovative conservation efforts being implemented by producers in McKenzie County,鈥 said NRCS State Conservationist Dan Hovland. 鈥淭heir dedication to sustainable practices is truly commendable.鈥

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