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Ashely Ueckert

is a native of Sherwood, ND where she grew up on a cattle and small grain operation. Ashley received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from NDSU and has been the Extension Agent in Golden Valley county since 2006. She and her husband Cody ranch alongside his parents and their son as the 4th generation to be on the place.


Dan Forgey

is a SD Soil Health Coalition Board member and the Farm Manager at Cronin Farm and Ranch in South Dakota. He has been using no-till management for more than 17 years and intensively uses cover crops in rotation and for grazing.


Doug Landblom

Doug Landblom is the Dickinson Research Extension Center’s Beef Cattle Specialist. Doug has always sought practical methods to reduce input cost without sacrificing animal performance. Most recently, his research has focused on methodologies to integrate crop and beef cattle systems to identify the complementing holistic potential that may exist using alternative grazing-based production approaches.

(701) 483-2072


Dr. Kevin Sedivec

is a Rangeland Specialist and Professor at NDSU.  He is also the Director of the NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center. He studies integrating cover crops into cropping systems for livestock grazing.  


701-231-7647 | kevin.sedivec@ndsu.edu

Shelley Lenz, DVM, Ph.D.,

owns and operates State Ave Vet Clinic/Killdeer Vet Clinic in Western North Dakota.  She is the founder and president of the Sustainable Vets International. SVI mission of reducing animal suffering globally is based in reducing human suffering globally through Food security (healthy soils, nutrient dense animal sourced food), adult skill education, and local business development.



Dr. Faran Dometz

is a Nicaraguan Veterinarian and new board member for Sustainable Vets International.  Dr. Dometz played minor league baseball as a Pitcher for the Houston Astros in Venezuela. He has been training under Sustainable Vets International for close to 11 years.  He currently is Lead Veterinarian at Ometepe Vet Clinic and Supervisor of Finca La Yanke, an agro-ecological farm introduced into the remote community of San Pedro.

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Dr. Abbey Wick

Dr. Abbey Wick is an Extension Soil Health Specialist and Associate Professor at NDSU. She works with farmers on incorporating cover crops and reducing tillage and also develops state-wide training programs for Extension agents. 


701-850-6458 |abbey.wick@ndsu.edu | @NDSUSoilHealth | ndsu.edu/soilhealth

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