South Dakota Grassland Coalition to host regenerative agriculture event

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The South Dakota Grassland Coalition sees the many challenges that agricultural producers are currently facing.

That’s why they are excited to announce a solutions-focused event from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15-17 at Drifters Grill in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.

The event will feature Joshua and Tara Dukart of Seek First Ranch in western North Dakota along with other area ag producers and professionals who are interested in creating a more profitable agriculture business and a more desirable lifestyle through regenerative and holistic management practices. All family or team members ages 14 and older are encouraged to attend.

The Dukarts teach and speak throughout the U.S. and internationally. The Soil & Water Conservation Society selected Joshua as their Harold & Kay Scholl Excellence in Conservation Award recipient in 2017. Cattle Business Weekly presented Joshua with a Top 10 National Industry Leaders award in 2015, and Joshua was recognized as one of North Dakota’s Top 40 Professionals Under the Age of 40 in 2012. As educators and practitioners, the Dukarts aspire to not just conserve but regenerate landscapes and ranching businesses. They believe wealth can be strategically generated in a variety of ways: biologically, financially and socially.

Typically, the three-day session costs $400 per participant. However, a National Resource Conservation Service partnership allows the SDGC to offer the three-day course to members for just $150 to include tuition, materials, lunches and refreshments. If you are not currently a SDGC member, your investment of $185 will also include a one-year membership to the SDGC. Because they see tremendous value in all members of your operation participating, the cost for each additional family or business member is reduced to $50.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. Seating is limited.

To reserve a spot, contact Dan Rasmussen at 605-685-3315 or Flier and additional information is available at and