From September 2021 through July 2022, the Montana Association of Conservation Districts, Montana Watershed Coordination Council and partners are reaching out across the state to ask: What more might be done to better support farmers and ranchers in managing soils in Montana?
Our purpose is to increase the pace and scale at which land stewards implement voluntary practices and systems to maintain and improve soil health, and thereby the long term economic and ecological vitality of agriculture in Montana. In August of 2022 we will produce and share a report on what was learned along with any recommendations that seem to emerge. All responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Montana Soil Assessment Report
Maintaining and prioritizing soil health in Montana is important for the economic prosperity of Montana’s farmers and ranchers and ecological health of the state. The goal of this assessment is to understand the perspectives of producers and agricultural professionals on key metrics of soil health in Montana, promising practices to maintain or improve those metrics, and resources needed to implement those practices.