DU offers S.D. producers scholarships for training

Dollars will pay for National Soil Health Academy or consulting

South Dakota producers can attend top soil health training.

South Dakota producers can attend top soil health training.

BROOKINGS, S.D. – June 11, 2020 – Ducks Unlimited, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, announces a unique learning opportunity for South Dakota agricultural producers. Thirty three scholarships are available to attend either Soil Health Academy schools or receive consulting services from Understanding Ag, LLC.

“This is a great opportunity for South Dakota producers to receive hands-on education and experience from some of the world leaders in regenerative agriculture,” says DU Agronomist Brian Chatham.

The Soil Health Academy schools offer three-day workshops, with on-site demonstrations on the core principles of soil health, farm profitability and regenerative agriculture. The group that organizes the training, Understanding Ag, also provides consultation services intended to increase ecosystem health, livestock husbandry, resource management and business growth.

“We believe these programs will increase adoption of soil health principles in our state, leading to more sustainable farms, increased diversity and more habitat for wildlife,” Chatham said.

The $750 scholarships are available at www.soilhealthacademy.org on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.understandingag.com, or contact Brian Chatham at 701-301-7538 or bchatham@ducks.org.

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About Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14.5 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org


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