Dakota Farmer

The grazing group has brought on a new field representative and consultant.

February 26, 2020

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black cattle graze green hills near the Missouri River
GRAZING LANDS: Cattle graze green hills near the Missouri River. North Dakota Grazing Land Coalition has contracted Trisha Feiring to be the group’s new field representative and rangeland management specialist. Lon Tonneson

The North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition has brought on two new individuals to join the organization.

NDGLC has contracted with Trisha Feiring to serve as a field representative and rangeland management specialist. As field representative, she will serve as the first point of contact for technical grazing questions, speak on behalf of NDGLC at workshops and tours, and help interested parties develop grazing management systems and problem solve on their ranches.

Feiring will continue to work for her current employer, the Natural Resources Conservation Service through March, while serving as the field representative for NDGLC, after which she will continue full time for the NDGLC.

Beckie Phillips will consult with the NDGLC to advance regenerative agriculture education and outreach with an emphasis on holistic grazing management. Phillips has published research in carbon and nitrogen cycles for wetland, forest, grassland and cropland ecosystems in collaboration with local, national and international organizations. These include the North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, University of North Dakota, NASA, University of Wollongong Australia, and Landcare Research New Zealand.

Phillips represents Ecological Insights, a North Dakota nonprofit research and education corporation, and is adjunct faculty at UND, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences and Landcare Research. Phillips will work with Feiring on technical program planning, development and monitoring protocols.

“We are very excited to add these two talented individuals to the coalition,” says Chad Njos, chairman of the NDGLC board of directors. “Their expertise will greatly assist NDGLC in its effort to promote the health and regeneration of North Dakota’s grasslands.”

NDGLC was organized in 1996 as a grassroots group promoting the health and sustainability of North Dakota’s 13.5 million acres of grazing lands. Support for these positions is being provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the North Dakota conservation community.

Source: NDGLC, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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