A Montana-focused look at the soil health topic.
Healthy soil gives us clean air and water, bountiful crops and forests, productive grazing lands, diverse wildlife, and beautiful landscapes. Learn more about soil health.
Read about how Montana farmers and ranchers have been building soil health: Montana soil health success stories.
Montana Soil Health Strategic Action Plan
In early 2020, a Soil Health Strategy Action Team was convened by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) leadership in Montana. Thirteen team members from diverse geographic areas of the state representing the disciplines of range, agronomy, soils, engineering, biology, and public affairs came together with the task of developing a soil health strategy and vision tailored to meet the needs of NRCS Montana. The expected outcome of this effort was to elevate delivery of Soil Health Principles across Montana in conjunction with program delivery through Montana Focused Conservation.
Soil Health Videos - Made in Montana
- Soil Health, A Montana Perspective - Tools for Soil Health. The Tools for Soil Health videos summarize some of the conservation practices that can be used in Montana to improve soil health.
- No-Till Sugar Beets in Montana. Video from four sugar beet farmers across the state discussing how they got started, the equipment they use, and the challenges they have worked through.
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Montana Soil Health Demonstration Videos
Demonstrations of rainfall simulator, slake test, and infiltration are performed using Montana soils.
Montana Soil Health Publications
Soil health isn't just for farmers and ranchers! Gardeners in Montana can use five simple principles to improve soil health which decreases water and fertilizer use and, most importantly, makes your food more nutritious.
Rangeland health and soil health are interdependent. This publication describes the keys to better soil, plant, animal, and financial health on Montana rangelands.