June 15, 2020

Sieben Live Stock Company – Success Through Working With Mother Nature

If you get lost in the beauty of this video, I don’t blame you. There’s spectacular western scenery, cowboys on horseback, wildlife, and shining cattle trailing across broad green pastures. But there’s a serious message here, too – one about the importance of understanding mother nature and working with her to create all this beauty. […]

February 4, 2020

Montana Soil Health Symposium: 2020 Vision & Beyond

SWCDM and Montana NRCS are hosting the Montana Soil Health Symposium on February 4 & 5 in Billings. The 2020: Vision and Beyond Symposium will feature leaders in regenerative agriculture, and discussions with producers about their experience implementing soil health practices. Breakout sessions will include producer panels and presentations on winter grazing, cover crops, intercropping, […]

February 3, 2020

The Key to This Ranch’s Successful Grazing Strategy? People!

When we talk about grazing management, we usually think about how to manage livestock, and we think of forage and the soil below it. But there’s one more factor to consider – people – and that’s the key to the success of Bill and Dana Milton. The Miltons raise Angus cattle on 15,000 acres of […]

January 13, 2020

This Ranch’s Grazing Management Improves Soil and Vegetation

The Bench Ranch has been using intensive, rotational grazing for at least 35 years and they have seen a change that includes more grass, healthy soils, and double the stocking rate the ranch used to carry. We add ideas for how you can follow in the ranch’s footsteps.

January 16, 2018

Soil Health Workshop Featuring Brendon Rockey & Steve Kenyon

NRCS and Soil and Water Conservation Districts are hosting a series of Soil Health Workshops across Montana in January 2018. For more information, visit swcdm.org/soil-health

July 17, 2017

What Works for Wildlife Is Also Better for Montana Rancher and Her Livestock

Janet Endecott thought she was just being nice when she agreed to improve fish habitat on her ranch. It turns out the livestock loved the change too!

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