Advancing Soil Health Through Innovation and EducationThe Menoken Farm is a conservation demonstration farm located in central North Dakota.
Menoken Farm is a combination of natural resource education and systems approach conservation. This 150-acre demonstration farm, located just east of Bismarck, ND was established in 2009 and draws people from all over the United States and beyond. The farm is owned and operated by Burleigh County Soil Conservation District, which has offices in Bismarck, ND.
After identifying a number of resource concerns across the Menoken Farm landscape, work focused on providing these basic building blocks to improve soil health:
- Soil armor
- Minimal soil disturbance
- Plant diversity
- Continual live plant/root
- Livestock integration
The systems approach management at Menoken Farm enhances erosion protection, sunlight harvest, plant diversity, carbon, pollinators, beneficial insects, wildlife, salinity control, livestock forage and more.
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Applicable to conservation practices containing trees and/or shrubs. Water management for trees is the management of available water, competing vegetation and supplemental water to reduce moisture.
For Livestock Producers in Burleigh, Kidder, and Sheridan County
VISITING THE FARM
The Menoken Farm hosts several groups, tours and workshops each year. If the event allows, we would be happy to accommodate you. Individuals or groups who wish to join an upcoming event or schedule their own day, please contact the office at 701-250-4518 ext-3.
Menoken Farm Manager
Our Mission Statement
Leading the way in soil regeneration by using the soil health principles and long-term soil monitoring through information and education. We will establish partnerships with producers and consumers to ensure agriculture for future generations.