The Environmental Services Program aids livestock producers in complying with state and federal environmental regulations pertaining to animal feeding operations through technical assistance and cost-share support.
Since its inception, the program has conducted nearly 800 assessments and delivered nearly $7 million in cost share to help producers implememt environmentally friendly practices that protect natural resources and enhance their livestock operation.
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.