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RC&D Credits Partners in 49th Parallel Cover Crop
North Dakota Ag Connection - 03/08/2018

The Northern Plains Resource Conservation and Development Council serves northeastern North Dakota. It currently has the cover crop project "How Far North Can We Grow: Cover Crops Along the 49th Parallel" involving 32 farmers scattered across the region. This project was funded through the NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program and matching contributions by partners.

The project was recently covered by AgWeek, a regional publication, along with a video broadcast feature.

In all the coverage, Paul Overby of Northern Plains RC&D wanted to make sure to recognize the partners in the project:

Project Team:

- Northern Plains RC&D Council

- Mary Podoll, Natural Resources Conservation Service, ND State Conservationist

- Chris Augustin, representing North Dakota State University, Soil Health Team

- Bradley Brummund, representing North Dakota State University Extension Service -- Walsh County

- Dr. Yvonne Lawley, representing University of Manitoba, Cover Crops and Cropping Systems

- John Heard, representing Manitoba Agriculture, Soil Scientist

- Marla Riekman, representing Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Crop Specialist

- Soil Conservation Districts in Benson, Cavalier, Nelson, Pembina, Pierce, Ramsey, Rolette, Towner, Walsh Counties of North Dakota, Financial and Technical Partners

Other Partners:

- Farmers and Ranchers in the participating Soil Conservation Districts

- Greg Sandness, representing Department of Health, Bismarck, Technical Partner

- Mark Liebig, USDA-ARS Mandan, Mandan, Technical Partner

- Terry Steinwand, Game and Fish Department, Bismarck, Technical Partner

- John Lee, AgVise Laboratory, Northwood, Financial and Technical Partner

- Pulse USA, Bismarck, inancial and Technical Partner

- Lanny Faleide, SatShot, Fargo, Financial and Technical Partner

The Soil Conservation Districts are playing a lead role in assisting and gathering data from our farmer's fields, Overby added.

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