Soil

Healthy soils provide every advantage to farmers and their communities: higher yields, better water storage, drought resistance, less erosion, healthier food, and carbon storage.

Soil Health 101

Soil Health 101

Building soil health is different everywhere depending on a property’s existing soils, history, and microclimate.

At Northern Plains, we are building a network of Montanans (the Soil Builders Network) who are interested in improving our state’s soil health through good practice and good policy. We host “soil crawls,” public events where we gather with experts to explore the soil health on our members’ ranches and learn what we could do to improve. We also have created an email forum, where anyone can ask experts about soil, share the latest resources, and let others know what’s working for them. If you’re interested in joining the forum or Soil Builder’s Network, you can sign up today!

Call or email Maggie Gordon to learn more about building & monitoring healthy soils and the policy solutions to make it all possible.