Grasslands leader Allan Savory coming to North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. - World-renowned Allan Savory will present "How Livestock & Grassland Soils Can Save Civilization" on Wednesday, July 19, in Bismarck. The event is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center Auditorium in Bismarck ...
BISMARCK, N.D. – World-renowned Allan Savory will present “How Livestock & Grassland Soils Can Save Civilization” on Wednesday, July 19, in Bismarck. The event is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center Auditorium in Bismarck and the public is invited to attend.
There is no charge to attend, but registration is urged to assure enough seating and food for the 8 p.m.reception with Savory.
This event is presented by Burleigh County Soil Conservation District through a grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Other sponsors are Morton County SCD, Dakota Prairies RC&D Council and the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Savory now lives in the United States, where he has created the Savory Institute in Boulder, Colo. His book, “Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision-Making,” describes his effort to find workable solutions people can implement to overcome community and business problems.
A TED Talk Savory gave in 2013 has received more than 3.8 million views and in 2014 was voted one of the 50 most intriguing TED Talks of all time. “How to Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change” is at https://www.ted.com/speakers/allan_savory
“Savory’s visit to North Dakota will give us additional insights into holistic thinking, as we work toward enhancing our Northern Plains grasslands,” says Jay Fuhrer, a soil health specialist with NRCS in Bismarck and one of the event organizers.
While in North Dakota, Savory will also lead two working ranch sessions. He will be joined by colleague Byron Shelton for “Restoring Perennial Grasslands to Support People, Crops & Wildlife” at the following two locations:
Black Leg Ranch, Jerry and Renae Doan family, McKenzie
- Day/date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
- Time: 1 to 4 p.m. (CDT)
- Agenda: Ranch overview by Jerry Doan; recognition by NRCS; main talk by Savory and Shelton; and ranch tour
- Location: Black Leg Ranch, 24401 62nd Ave. S.E., McKenzie
- Registration fee: $20, payable by check or cash the day of the event
Miller Ranch, Ken and Bonnie Miller, Fort Rice
- Day/date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
- Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT)
- Lunch: Served at noon
- Agenda: Ranch overview by Ken Miller; recognition by NRCS; main talk by Savory and Shelton; and ranch tour
- Location: Miller Ranch, 5705 Highway 18906, Fort Rice
- Registration fee: $30, payable by check or cash the day of the event (includes lunch)
To register for Savory’s public talk the evening of July 19, or for either or both of the ranch tours, call or e-mail Cindy at 701-250-4518, ext. 3 , or email@example.com by July 13.
Savory’s North Dakota events are part of a series of advanced natural resource training workshops Burleigh County SCD will hold during a two-year project called “Healing the Land.” Funded in part by NRCS, Healing the Land will feature soil health-related training and education to the public as well as soil conservation district staff and supervisors/directors; NRCS employees; and many others in a seven-state “hub” that includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa and Wyoming. Some of the events will be held at Menoken Farm, Burleigh County SCD’s soil health demonstration site east of Bismarck.
For more information on Savory’s North Dakota events and Menoken Farm, go to www.menokenfarm.com .