LFAP Advisory Committee Members

Curt Tews, Reeder, North Dakota (Dakota West RC&D)

Duane Urlacher, Taylor, North Dakota (Dakota West RC&D)

John Klein, Beulah, North Dakota (Dakota Prairies RC&D)

Lloyd Huber, New Salem, North Dakota (Dakota Prairies RC&D)

LFAP Partners and Coordination Plan

Dakota Prairies RC&D and Dakota West RC&D--The two RC&D Councils will jointly sponsor the Livestock Facilities Assistance Program. Responsibilities will include fundraising (grants/contributions) overall program coordination, and fiscal administration. Dakota West RC&D and Dakota Prairies RC&D will each provide two representatives to serve on the Livestock Facilities Assistance Program Advisory Committee.

Soil Conservation Districts (SCDs), Water Resource Districts (WRDs), County Commissions, and Tribal Councils--These organizations in collaboration with the NDSU Extension Service will promote the need for installing livestock waste management systems and will promote the Livestock Facilities Assistance Program at the local county level. Following installation of livestock waste management systems in their respective service areas, the SCD’s and WRD’s, in collaboration with NDSU Extension Service, will hold tours and workshops and will further educate the general public through newsletter articles on the water quality benefits realized through the installation of livestock waste management systems. These organizations also contribute financial support to the program.

North Dakota Stockman’s Association--This organization will promote the need for installing livestock waste management systems and will promote the Livestock Facilities Assistance Program to livestock producers throughout south central/south western North Dakota. ND Stockman’s Association staff will provide technical assistance to producers to aid them in progressing through the planning, design, and construction phases of their project.

North Dakota Department of Agriculture DP3 Program--This organization will promote the need for installing livestock waste management systems and will promote the Livestock Facilities Assistance Program to dairy producers throughout south central/south western North Dakota. DP3 Program staff will provide technical assistance to producers to aid them in progressing through the planning, design, and construction phases of their project.

Dickinson Research Extension Center and NDSU Extension Service--The Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) will employ and detail individuals who will provide engineering assistance for the design and construction oversight of livestock waste management systems throughout the eighteen-county constituency areas of Dakota Prairies RC&D and Dakota West RC&D. DREC will provide the day to day supervision, office space, office equipment, training, and support staff. DREC and NDSU Extension Service will also conduct livestock waste and nutrient management-related research to find more cost-effective methods in dealing with these issues. The LFAP engineers will integrate new methodologies and treatments, identified through the research as feasible options, into their work with agricultural producers. A Cooperative Agreement between Dakota West RC&D, Dakota Prairies RC&D, and NDSU Extension Service is currently in place for this arrangement.
DREC and NDSU Extension Service will promote program activities and will provide education on the benefits and outcomes of developing livestock waste management systems through publications, newsletters, workshops, and tours.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)--NRCS has been assigned by Congress the responsibility of administering the RC&D program. NRCS will provide the services of the Dakota Prairies RC&D and Dakota West RC&D Coordinators and field and area office staff to assist with program activities. NRCS provides technical assistance to SCDs to accomplish their resource concerns and objectives using various financial assistance programs.

Private Engineering Firms--Private engineering firms will provide Professional Engineering certified oversight and training to the LFAP engineering staff.