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.
Contact the North Dakota Stockmen's Association.
The environmental services director will schedule a meeting.
The director visits with the producer and evaluates the site.
After the assessment, the director may conclude no changes necessary, 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 in filing the appropriate paperwork, seeking cost-share assistance and identifying qualified resource people (engineers, contractors, etc.)
NDSA Environmental Services Director Scott Ressler was among the agricultural leaders who met with Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Doug Benevento on his visit to North Dakota to discuss environmental topics and the role agriculturists play as environmental stewards. This was an opportunity for the NDSA to highlight its Section 319 grant-funded Environmental Services Program and discuss concerns over the Comprensive Environmntal Rsponse, Compensation and Liability Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. Pictured are (L to R) Dan Wogsland, North Dakota Gain Growers Association; Ressler; Doug Goehring, North Dakota Department of Agriculture; Benevento; Mike Appert, North Dakota Soybean Growers Association; Russell Doe, U.S. Durum Growers Association; and John Sandbakken National Sunflower Association.