Soil Health

Soil Health

Soil is an essential component for land resources, agricultural development, and forest sustainability. It is the basis for food, feed, fuel and fiber production. Additionally, it serves many other critical functions to sustain air, water, and ecosystem health. Protecting and conserving this vital resource is at the core of conservation districts’ mission.

Soil Health Workshops

This past October and January, SWCDM, Montana NRCS, and the Soil and Water Conservation Society worked together to put on six soil health workshops across the state. The October workshops featured grazing expert Jim Gerrish from American Grazing Lands in Patterson, ID. The January workshops featured no-till and diverse cropping experts, Dr. ¬†Dwayne Beck and Dan Forgey from South Dakota’s Dakota Lakes area. ¬†Thank you to the numerous sponsors and Conservation District staff who helped with these workshops.

For more info on these workshops, visit our Workshops page.

Visit our Resources page for presentations and handouts from the January workshops featuring Dwayne Beck and Dan Forgey. For info on Jim Gerrish’s presentations, please contact Ann McCauley at