Cass County Soil Conservation District Achievement Winner
The North Dakota Soil Conservation Achievement Awards Program has been recognizing individuals who have made outstanding efforts to conserve valuable natural resources on their land since 1948. It is a statewide program with each of the 56 Soil Conservation Districts participating and the only program of its kind in the nation. Each year the district selects an individual or family who has demonstrated his/their ability to apply conservation practices to the land they own. Once selected, they receive a large 17″ X 24″ colored aerial photograph of their farm and a trip to the annual meeting where they are honored for their accomplishments.
We are pleased to announce that Lyle and Eileen Schultz and Family, Embden, have been awarded the 2017 Achievement Award. The Schultz’s grow corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa, as well as running cattle. They have worked closely with the 319 Watershed Project to incorporate cover crops and aftermath grazing, as well as a manure management plan. Cover crops are a vital component towards reducing inputs in their cattle operation, as well as using ethanol byproducts and beet tailings. In addition, they have reduced tillage on their soybean acres. Congratulations to Lyle and Eileen Schultz and Family for being named our 2017 Achievement Winner! They will be recognized at the 2017 North Dakota Conservation District’s Convention in Bismarck.