1/4/2018 5:30:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Grains
A series of soil health workshops aimed at helping Montana producers learn new strategies and techniques for improving soil health on their land will be held across the state January 16-19, 2018. Attendees will learn how to add biological inputs to their operations to increase yield, decrease chemical inputs, and improve the resilience and health of their soils. Practices such as no-till (including potato and beet rotations), intensive grazing, diverse rotations, cover crops, and more will be discussed in the context of actual working farms and ranches.
Russell Nemetz talked with Garrett Larson the District Resource Conservationist for NRCS in the Columbus, MT Field Office about the upcoming workshops.
The practice of improving soil health on farms and ranches is a movement that is sweeping across the nation. These workshops will introduce soil health principles for producers both large and small who are interested in improving the soil health on their land. The workshops will also talk about practical ways to implement soil health practices effectively, and how improving soil health can ultimately increase production and bottom lines.
Workshop dates: (Click on the speaker’s name for their bio)
The Gathering Place
Brendon RockeyandSteve Kenyon
Brendon RockeyandWendy Taheri
Big Horn Resort
Steve KenyonandWendy Taheri
Richland County Fairgrounds Event Center
Brendon RockeyandDerek Axten
These workshops are presented by Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, NRCS, and Montana Soil & Water Conservation Society.
Those interested in attending should register in advance at swcdm.org/soil-health. Workshops are $15 online through January 8, and $20 at the door. Doors open at 8am, and workshops begin at 9am and end in the mid afternoon. Contact Ann McCauley, 406-443-5711, with questions or to inquire about sponsor and vendor opportunities.
Source: MT NRCS & Northern Ag Network
Recently, at the conclusion of the 2018 Montana 4-H Congress held on the campus of Montana State University a new batch of 4-H Ambassadors was announced.
Great Falls, Mont.— Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the appointment of two new directors to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC). Adam Carney of Scobey, will replace District 1 Director Buzz Mattelin of Culbertson, while Charlie Bumgarner of Belt, will replace District 5 Director Bruce Myllymaki of Stanford. Both Mattelin and Myllymaki are termed out, having served on the committee for 9 years.