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Soil Health Workshop Coming To Sidney Jan.


January 9, 2019 | View PDF

A soil health workshop aimed at helping Montana producers learn new strategies and techniques for improving soil health on their land and their bottom line is coming to the MSU Extension Office Building in Sidney on January 18, 2019.

The workshop will feature well known soil health speakers Race King and Keith Berns.

Race King brings a wealth of expertise in ranching and herd management to his job as Ranch Manager at La Cense Montana. La Cense Montana specializes in raising and developing Angus and Angus-cross feeder cattle entirely on grass and forage. They are strong proponents of grazing management strategies that use high stocking densities for short durations. Race will be speaking about his experience with year-round grazing and improving hay systems that work for both the cattle and the operator.

Keith Berns brings the experience of 20 years of no-till farming, ten years of teaching about agriculture and computers, and years of experimentation with over 100 different cover crop types and hundreds of mixes planted into various situations to his presentations. Keith also developed the SmartMix Calculator, a widely used cover crop selection tool. Keith will talk about Carbonomics - his acclaimed approach to thinking about soil processes in terms of economy - and his experience and advice for using cover crops in Montana.

For more information and to register, visti: The cost is $20. Doors open at 8 a.m., and workshops begin at 9 a.m. and end in the mid-afternoon. Contact Ann McCauley, 406-443-5711, with questions or to inquire about sponsor and vendor opportunities.


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