July 14, 2021

SOIL STORIES with No-Till Farmer Casey Holland

Casey Holland is a native New Mexican and young farmer committed to effecting positive social change around small-scale regenerative agriculture in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Casey currently runs Chispas Farm – a four acre community focused certified organic farm that grows over 120 varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables, has 60 laying hens and Sable […]

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, […]

November 3, 2014

Life and Soil Minerals

Since the beginning of agriculture, successful farming has meant the extraction of minerals from soil as plants grow. A relatively small world population and a vast agricultural frontier made this seem a problem of minor consideration and until relatively recently, Planet Earth seemed infinite! However, today many health professionals agree that even human health relates to […]

July 7, 2014

Science backs profits from grazing cover crops

Cover crop profits range from $200-400/acre, depending on the crop Jeff Rasawehr plants. When he grazes those cover crops, he makes even bigger profits, and some scientists in Georgia back that up. Jeff has some suggestions for them, too!

June 23, 2014

You Can Leave the Rototiller in the Barn Next Spring If You Start Planning Now

Whether you’re planting for customers, or just for you and your family, here’s how you can get the soil benefits of growing no-till veggies.

April 1, 2013

The Importance of Residue for Healthy Pastures

Want all that moisture to stay in your pasture? Make sure you protect the soil by leaving plenty of residue.

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