BISMARCK – The North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition (NDGLC) will host its annual Summer Tour on June 21 near Beach at the Feiring Cattle Company, owned by Donnie and Trisha Feiring. The Summer Tour starts at 1 p.m. (MDT) and will bring together grazing management experts, mentors with experience implementing sustainable farming and ranching practices, and those interested in learning about these innovative ideas.
The Feiring Cattle Company has been implementing holistic management on its ranch since 2012. The Feirings focus on the “whole” – the land, the animals (domestic and wildlife) and the people. They believe if the soil is healthy, the land, livestock and people will also be healthy. Topics like electric fencing, winter water alternatives, rebuilding a riparian area, bale grazing benefits, partnerships, and stacking enterprises will be addressed.
The tour is open to the public and dinner will be provided ($20 for NDGLC members and $30 for non-members). An RSVP is required by June 15 at //www.ndglc.org/events. Tour participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and walking and to bring water and bug spray.
NDGLC was organized by a grassroots group in 1996 to promote the health and regeneration of North Dakota’s 13.5 million acres of grazing lands. NDGLC believes through voluntary actions, respect for private property rights, and education on the values and multiple benefits of well-managed grazing resources, these goals are achievable. For more information, visit ndglc.com