The annual Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line event normally held in Bismarck, N.D., will be held online on Feb. 23-24. This year's event is Linking Soil to Well-Being.”

Due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be held online via Zoom, a video conferencing service. The event begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, and continues at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. For the full agenda, go to

Two of the 14 speakers for the Feb. 23 and 24 event are Dr. Nicole Van Dam and John Kempf. Van Dam is a professor at the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany, and a researcher at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig, Germany. Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), a plant nutrition and biostimulants consulting company. He is a top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming.

There is no cost to participate in this online event. However, registration is required to get the Zoom link for the event. Those who register will be emailed the Zoom link invite the week of the event.

Register online at

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For any questions on the event, or to register by phone, contact Burleigh County Soil Conservation District (SCD) at 701-250-4518, ext. 3. People may register by email at

The Feb. 23 and 24 presentations will be recorded and posted on the Menoken Farm website following the "Linking Soil to Well-Being” event. Menoken Farm is Burleigh County SCD’s conservation demonstration site east of Bismarck. For more information on Menoken Farm and to watch and learn from previous education events, go to