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Soil Health Basics

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Interested in learning how to build or maintain Soil Health on your Farm, Ranch, or Garden? Join us for a morning of learning and conversation about healthy soil! We will cover soil testing and nutrient basics, and how to translate that into a soil health-building strategy – whether you’re just breaking ground or tending to an existing operation with specialty tools. Sponsored by the LOR Foundation and Natural Resource Conservation Service.

https://s.pointerpro.com/soil1Registration Required

Free Lunch and Refreshments provided

Sunday, May 19th 2024
10am-2pm at the Lalonde Ranch

Patrick Mangan
MSU Extension
Patrick will present on Soil Health Basics, including nutrient assessments, soil testing, and amending. Attendees will learn how to interpret soil test results and develop farm/ranch strategies that build or maintain soil health.

Karl Sutton
Fresh Roots Farm
Karl will talk about his LOR project, which aimed to “Deploy and evaluate the impact of using a specially designed automated seeder, synthetic mulch, and a reusable drip line to improve labor efficiency and water precision on a 15-acre organic vegetable and flower farm.” Karl will demonstrate the tools associated with this project, all of which contribute to healthy soil and efficient use of natural resources.

Jennifer Barnard
Millay and Meadowlark Flower Farm
Jennifer will share how she remediated her site’s soil by hand – transforming a former industrial lot into a blooming flower farm. She will discuss her farm’s specific soil health considerations and how they’ve changed over time.



May 19
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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LaLonde Ranch. Missoula, MT