The Ramsey County SCD 2019 achievement winners are Lee and Nancy Myklebust along with their children Greta and Lewis. Their 4th generation farm is east of Starkweather, ND where they grow small grains, corn, soybeans, and peas. In addition, they have an 80 head cow/calf operation.
The Myklebust’s are always looking for ways to improve conservation on their family farm. They are utilizing the CSP program to address soil health, water quality, and improve grazing on their tame pastures. Marginal land has been planted back to grass. Cover crops and reduced tillage are being used along with a diverse crop rotation to improve soils. Permanent grass buffers have been established along 2 miles of waterways that cross their farmland. A new grazing plan is being implemented to improve grass resource and overall health of both soil and livestock.
The Ramsey County Soil Conservation looks forward to continuing working with the Myklebust Family as they continue to be good stewards of the land.