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Soil Health in Fairfield, Montana

Montana Farmers Talk About Soil Health

Julie Taylor and her husband, Curt farm in Teton County, Montana about 40 miles from the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains - a region dominated by small grains, cattle grazing, and hay production. Julie, a third-generation farmer who grew up with fairly conventional agricultural practices, says their farming methods have gradually transitioned toward greater sustainability and less risk. She says that priorities for the fairly small farm are "to farm in a way we consider wholesome for ourselves and for our children." Intensive grazing, cover crops, and no till are some of the tools she is using to reach those goals for the farm and for her family.

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Taylor on Soil Health (SWF; 17 seconds; 19 MB)
Taylor on Intensive Grazing for Soil Health (SWF; 1 minute 38 seconds; 121 MB)
Taylor on Cover Crops for Soil Health (SWF; 55 seconds; 68 MB)