Vanessa and John Bays are striving to do what's best for the soil and their operation, Highland Harmony Farm in Wilsall, Montana by implementing soil health principles.
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Protect Your Investments in the Soil: USDA’s Modernized Lab Data Mart Website Provides User-Friendly, State-of-the-Art Data
The newly updated Lab Data Mart website, also known as the National Cooperative Lab Characterization Database, brings valuable soil data in an interactive map.
From lush vegetables lining high tunnels, Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes ready for pickup by neighbors, and community workshops, Living Root Farm provides an opportunity for the local community “to come out to see and taste and appreciate local-grown food.”
Farmers in Hill County, Montana, have been experimenting with composting in an effort to find new and better ways to feed their crops. Working with agencies such as NRCS has allowed the farmers to work, experiment, and learn together while sharing the rewards of their innovations with others.
The naturally salty soil in an area of Roosevelt County has presented an opportunity for farmers to adapt and change their conventional methods. NRCS Montana has assisted landowners in the area with salinity control that meets producer goals and is sustainable for the long-term.
The Barthelmess Ranch near Malta, Montana offers a beautiful landscape of sagebrush and hardy native grasses. NRCS Montana and partner organizations have assisted the Ranch to create a sustainable grazing model that will help ensure the beautiful landscape remains for years to come.
Producer Dan Buerkle and NRCS Supervisory District Conservationist Ann Fischer look at soil structure of wheat field during drought. Fallon County, MT.
Michael and Emily Deakin are a young family that are operating an organic farm in Pondera County. Not only are they farming organically, they are also working to be regenerative and improve soil health on their operation.
Cory and Belinda Hawks are progressive young producers deeply committed to regenerative agriculture, starting with their dedication to building soil health.