Environmental Services Program

The Goal:
To make a positive contribution to the environment and, at the same time, increase the productivity and profitability of cattle operations.
The Program:
The Environmental Services Program is available to North Dakota Beef producers, including cow-calf operators, backgrounders, finishers and stockers.
Cattlemen voluntarily participate in this confidential, obligation-free program.
The Process:
Requesting an assessment is simple and confidential, plus the producer is under no obligation to make suggested changes.
  * Cattlemen contact the ND Stockmen's Association.
  * The environmental services director schedules an on-site appointment.
  * The director visits with the producer and evaluates the site.
  * After the assessment, the director may conclude no changes, or only management practice alterations are necessary.
  * If the director determines a problem, he will recommend solutions to improve the environmental soundness of the operation.
  * The director also aids the cattleman in filing the appropriate paperwork, seeking cost-share assistance and identifying qualified resource people (engineers, contractors, etc.)




The Stewardship Support Program
is the segment of Environmental
Services that provides 60 percent cost-share
assistance. These program funds apply to the
components of the operation
that support environmental and
animal health improvements.
Contact Environmental Services Director
Scott Ressler at 701-223-2522
today for your confidential,
obligation-free assessment.
What's new!
A new program developed through the Environmental Services Program is designed to provide cost-share solutions for producers with fewer than 300 head of cattle.  For those beef producers who want to make a change in their winter feeding management, this new partial system program may be for you.


North Dakota Stockmen's Association
407 S. 2nd St. * Bismarck, ND 58504