Northern Plains Grasslands Symposium with Allan Savory

Northern Plains Grasslands Symposium

July 19 and 20, 2017

Presenting: Allan Savory

Event Partners:  Burleigh County Soil Conservation District, Dakota Prairies RC&D Council, ND Grazing Lands Coalition, & Morton County Soil Conservation District

Click here for the Event Flyer!

Click here for the Eventbrite Link to Register!


Be sure to watch the TED Talk video from Allan Savory on “How to fight desertification and reverse climate change”


Resource Management on a Working Ranch – Day 1

Wednesday, July 19 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm CDT
$20.00 Registration Fee
RSVP by July 13th, 2017

Black Leg Ranch  – Jerry & Renae Doan Family – 24401 62nd Ave. SE.,  McKenzie, ND 58572

Directions to Ranch Headquarters: From I-94 take Exit 176 (McKenzie), proceed 7 miles south, turn east on 62nd Ave. SE and proceed for 1 mile to reach Black Leg Ranch Headquarters


  • Ranch Overview – Jerry Doan
  • Recognition – Mary Podoll, ND State Conservationist
  • “Restoring Perennial Grasslands to Support People, Crops, & Wildlife”—     with Byron Shelton & Allan Savory of the Savory Institute
  • Ranch Tour



How Livestock & Grassland Soils Can Save Civilization

Wednesday, July 19 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm CDT
No Registration Fee
Please RSVP by July 13th, 2017

ND Heritage Center Auditorium – 612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501

Directions to ND Heritage Center: From I-94 exit 159, head South on US-83 and State Street in Bismarck, ND for .9 miles and turn west into the capital grounds toward the ND Heritage Center and park in East lot.


  • Opening/Introduction
  • “How Livestock & Grassland Soils Can Save Civilization” – Allan Savory
  • Q&A / Discussion
  • Reception



Resource Management on a Working Ranch – Day 2

Thursday, July 20 – 9:30am – 1:00pm CDT
$30.00 Registration Fee – Lunch Provided 
RSVP by July 13th, 2017

Miller Ranch—Ken & Bonnie Miller – 5705 Highway 1806 Fort Rice, ND 58554

Directions to Ranch Headquarters: From Main Street in Mandan, ND—Turn South  onto 6th Ave. SE and continue on ND –1806 for 23.3 miles and turn right off of ND –1806 for .4 miles to reach Ken Miller Headquarters.


  •  Ranch Overview – Ken Miller
  • Recognition – Mary Podoll, ND State Conservationist
  • “Restoring Perennial Grasslands to Support People, Crops, & Wildlife”—with  Byron Shelton & Allan Savory of the Savory Institute
  • Ranch Tour


How to Register for any/all of Savory’s Events:

To pay/register online via credit card:
Day 1 Black Leg Ranch: Click here
Day 1 Heritage Center: Click here
Day 2 Miller Ranch: Click here

To Register & pay cash or check on day of the event,
please RSVP via phone or email:

Phone: (701) 250-4518 ext. 3

Please make checks payable to:
“Burleigh County SCD”


Savory Biography

Allan Savory, born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa (University of Natal, with a bachelor of science in zoology and botany), is founder and president of the Savory Institute. The institute, based in Boulder, CO, serves the world through an international network of entrepreneurial innovators who offer holistic
management training and implementation support. 

Savory’s book, “Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision-Making,” describes his effort to find workable solutions ordinary people could implement to overcome many of the problems besetting communities and businesses today.

In 2003, Savory received Australia’s International Banksia Award “for the person or organization doing the most for the environment on a global scale,” and in 2010 Savory (and the Africa Centre) received the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s Challenge award for work that has “significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.” 


Shelton Biography

As the senior program director for the Savory Institute, Byron Shelton provides training in holistic management for the worldwide network of the Savory Institute hubs and accredited professionals. He also provides farm and ranch management consulting for the Savory Institute. 

Shelton is the founder and managing member of a private consulting firm providing facilitation and training in whole farm planning using Holistic
Management™ decision-making, financial planning, ecosystem processes management, planned grazing, ecological monitoring, land planning, policy analysis and development processes. 

He has worked with large and small beef and dairy operations as well as with a wide range of other livestock and crop enterprises across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Mideast.

Shelton is also the founder and managing member of a private land management company producing and marketing 100 percent grass-fed and grass-finished, land-improving, beyond-organic beef. 






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