By Lih-An Yang
For the Courier 

Soil Health Workshop to Be Held on June 26

 


Nicole Masters, founder and soil educator of Integrity Soils, Inc. based in New Zealand, will present a workshop on increasing profit on farms with soil health. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at the Pioneer Museum in Glasgow. Topics include reducing inputs, lifting your bottom line, paying it forward with soil health, and building resilience during climate uncertainty.

The workshop will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Museum, and conclude with observation of roots, soil and water in the field around 4:30 p.m. Patti Armbrister of Agrarian Food Web Inc. will also demonstrate the loss of soil nutrients with a wind erosion machine.

The cost of attending the workshop is $30 a person. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by Friday, June 14. Call Lih-An at the Valley County Conservation District at 406-228-4321 ext. 101, email vccdmt20@gmail.com, or pick up a registration flyer at the USDA office at 54059 U.S. Hwy 2 West, Suite 2 in Glasgow.


This workshop is made possible with generous sponsorships by the Valley and McCone counties Conservation Districts, MT Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Agrarian Food Web, Inc.

The following is an excerpt from “The Profit Conversation,” a blog posted on the Integrity Soils Inc. website, http://www.integritysoils.co.nz

“The foundations of a truly profitable, regenerative agricultural business are based on a holistic view of profit rather than focusing solely on financial profit at the exclusion of the other forms of capital we rely on in our production system. You are not running a profitable or regenerative business if you are running down your financial, human and/or natural capital to survive….Let’s aim to generate financial profits, whilst simultaneously generating profit in the form of increasing soil health including carbon sequestration, ecosystem services, healthy relationships, healthy food and healthy people.”

 

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