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N.D. Leopold Conservation Award Tour to be Hosted July 18th AT Spring Valley Cattle Near Glen Ullin, N.D.

GLEN ULLIN, N.D. – Lance and Anissa Gartner’s Spring Valley Cattle, recipient of the 2022 North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award®, will be featured during the award tour from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18. A meal will follow. Tour topics include grazing management, animal selection and mineralizing the soil.

Registration is $20 and the tour is open to the public. A required RSVP for the tour must be made by July 11 at Tour participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and walking, and to bring water, bug spray and a blanket or chairs.

The Gartners operate a nearly 5,000-acre cow/calf, yearling beef operation supported by about 175 acres of alfalfa hay land and 225 acres of cropland devoted to rye, oats and covers. They are committed to soil health and have been no-till for more than 15 years. They have not used commercial fertilizer for almost 10 years. The Gartners pride themselves on herdsmanship and range management, which they use to provide quality grazing and minimize winter feeding.

The North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award® honors North Dakota landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. The award is presented by the Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association, and American Farmland Trust.

For more information, email or call 701-355-4458.

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