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NRCS to Hold Soil Health Workshop Series


Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, in partnership with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, will be holding a series of soil health workshops throughout Montana next month. The workshop series will feature regional and local producers who have incorporated various practices into their farming and ranching operations that have improved their soil resources, management, and bottom-line.

Included among the speakers is Gabe Brown, a farmer and rancher from Bismarck, North Dakota. Brown and his family operate a 5,000-acre farm, integrating grazing and a no-till cropping system, which has helped to regenerate natural resources without the use of synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, or pesticides. Also included is Neil Dennis, a Saskatchewan farmer. Dennis will share his experiences using rotational mob grazing, lessons learned, and observations on how his grazing systems have improved pasture productivity, as well as animal and soil health.

Workshops will be held on the following dates:

Missoula – November 2nd at Ruby’s Inn

Bozeman – November 3rd at Best Western Grantree Inn

Great Falls – November 3rd at Holiday Inn

Billings – November 4th at Billings Hotel and Convention Center

Plentywood – November 5th at Civic Center

Registration is open at $15 per person through October 26th, and $20 after October 26th to the day of the workshop. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, or to register, visit or call (406) 443-5711.

About Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana

Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that serves Montana’s 58 conservation districts with programs and services to promote local commonsense conservation across the state. SWCDM provides conservation districts with the technical and financial resources to maximize their ability to protect Montana’s natural resources, open land, and agricultural lifestyle. Learn more at


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