Soil Health Workshops Across Montana in January


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)


Three Forks

The Gathering Place

Brendon RockeyandSteve Kenyon


Great Falls

Holiday Inn

Brendon RockeyandWendy Taheri



Big Horn Resort

Brendon RockeyandSteve Kenyon


Miles City

Sleep Inn

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 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

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