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32nd Annual High Plains No-Till Conference
February 3 @ 8:00 am - February 5 @ 5:00 pm$130
Join us in Burlington, CO for two days packed with educational sessions about soil health, no-till, regenerative grazing, marketing, ag technology, business management, and more! Registration also includes lunches, snacks, an ag specific trade show, and access to our annual Beer & Bull Social. Don’t miss out on this great networking opportunity!
2020 Keynote Speaker – Jerry Doan
Jerry and his wife Renae operate Black Leg Ranch along with their sons Jeremy, Jay, and Jayce Doan. Their daughter Shanda is also involved. The ranch was homesteaded in 1882 by Jerry’s Great Grandfather in what was then Dakota Territory.
They use Holistic Management to operate their ranch regenerating the natural resources and allowing wildlife to flourish. They have made huge strides in improving the soil health of their cropland and native rangeland while improving the bottom line and quality of life for their family.
They operate Rolling Plains Adventures, a full service, hunting operation and Black Leg Events, an Agri-Tourism operation on the ranch. These ventures have allowed them to spread a positive message about agriculture to thousands of consumers, including people from all 50 states and 40 foreign countries.
The ranch is a living classroom for many soil health and grazing tours as well asUniversity students and others wanting to learn from across the globe. Jerry is currently Vice chairman of the N.D. Grazing lands Coalition and a mentor. He is also Governor appointed and Vice Chairman of the N.D. Natural Resources Trust board. Jerry is past chairman of the N.D. Ag Coalition, past chairman of the N.D. Beef Commission, past chairman of the N.D. State Board of Ag Research and education, past chairman of Rural Leadership N.D., and a past board member of the N.D. Stockmen’s Ass. and the National Livestock and Meat Board. He has been a 4-H leader for four decades.
He has been awarded the Burleigh County Soil Health Award, the N.D. NRCS Award, the N.D. Inaugural Leopold Award, and the National Environmental Stewardship Award. Jerry has also been awarded as one of the top 100 fresh prospectives in the nation by Farm Credit Services, The Harvest Bowl Agri- Business Award by N.D.S.U., The RLND Leadership Award, and was awarded the National Outstanding Young Farmer Award. He has been very active in Ag groups and has lobbied both on a state and national level as a strong