A Soil Health Tour will be held today, July 13, at 3 p.m. at Gabe Brown ranch near Menoken, N.D.
Winter bale grazing, mob grazing on cropland and use of cover crops are among the topics to be discussed at the Brown ranch. Then the tour moves to the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District farm near Menoken for a look at compost tea, new warm season cover crop mixtures and the "three sisters" of soil health --corn-bean-squash.
Directions to the Brown Ranch are:
From I-94: Take the Menoken Exit 170, go south 1 mile, turn west on CR10 & go 4 miles, turn north on 106th ST. NE and go 2 miles. Brown's Ranch is on the west side of the road.
From Highway 83: (north of Bismarck) travel south on Highway 83, turn east on 43rd Avenue NW and go 7 miles, turn south on 106th ST. NE and go ½ mile. Brown's Ranch is on the west side of the road.
The Soil Health Tour is sponsored by the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bismarck, N.D.