Registration Deadline for the 2021 Soil Health Bus Tour Extended

BOZEMAN, Mont., September 2, 2021 – Register for the 2021 Soil Health Bus Tour by Sept. 10, 2021. Hosted by the Montana Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the tour will showcase farms and ranches in the Dakotas that have moved to the next level of soil health.

The Soil Health Bus Tour leaves Billings on Sept. 14 at 7:30 a.m. and returns to Billings on Sept. 16 around 7:00 p.m. An additional pickup and drop off point is also available at the Miles City Walmart. The tour starts out in South Dakota at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Pierre with Dr. Dwayne Beck and Roy Thompson’s farm near Akaska. The tour moves on to North Dakota with stops at the Menoken Farm east of Bismarck, where you will hear from Jay Fuhrer and Daryl Oswald, the Black Leg Ranch at McKenzie hosted by Jerry Doan, and a session with Jon Stika, author of the “Soil Owner’s Manual” in Dickinson.

Registration costs $225 per person and includes the bus trip and most meals. Hotel rooms are not included.

The tour is a unique opportunity to see what other agricultural producers have done to improve the health of their soils and the economic sustainability of their operations.

For more information about the tour, accommodation details, and to register, visit the Montana Chapter of the SWCS website at or call Marni Thompson at 406-596-1195.


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