SWCS News Spring 2019 The latest and greatest!
SWCS News Winter 2018 In this issue: President’s Message, with musings on the article “Rhizophagy Cycle: An Oxidative Process in Plants…” (Microorganisms 2018, 6, 95) and David Montgomery’s book “Dirt – the Erosion of Civilization.” Montgomery will be a keynote speaker at a statewide soil health conference in Billings, February 4-5, 2020.
Also included are details on the Plan, Prepare & Pass It On conference, retiring SWCS Member and Area Resource Conservationist in Missoula, MT Jay Brooker, and a report with photos from the National SWCS conference in New Mexico.
SWCS News Summer 2018 In this edition you will find information on our 2019 MT Chapter Annual Conference and great articles on grazing successes, soil acidity, and the recent Tom Pick Memorial Scholarship recipient.
SWCS News Spring 2017 In this issue: Message from President, Award Nomination Form, Soil Painting Order Form (Which is also downloadable from the Getting Crafty page of this website), Payroll Deduction Form and Member Info Form. The MT SWCS Chapter will be having a social and silent auction on June 13, 2017 in conjunction with the tour titled “Your Below Ground Livestock. A Soil Health Tour” at Norley Hall, Conrad, MT. A second event will be held in Glacier County and will be sponsored by the Blackfeet Natural Resources Conservation District (BNRCD) and the Blackfeet Tribe, titled “A Range Ramble” on June 15-16, 2017 in Browning, MT. This range tour will begin at the Blackfeet Community College at 8:30 AM.
This fall, MT SWCS has tentatively scheduled a bus tour to visit Dakota Research Farm in Pierre South Dakota and producers in Bismarck, North Dakota. Buses will leave from Billings, Mt. Tentative dates are September 12th, 13th, 14th. This opportunity will be offered to anyone in the state of Montana. Registration fees will apply. Mark your calendars and look for more details in the future.
SWCS News: December 2016 In this issue: Message from outgoing President Stacy Denny-Eneboe, Conservationist of the Year Award – Herb Oehlke, MT SWCS Achievement Award – Little Beaver Conservation District, “The Tree Farm” article by Supervisor John Chase, Report on the presentation by NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist Marlon Winger conducted on the Hi-line in Oct 2016, the Nov 2016 Teleconference highlights, Award Nomination Form 2016, Soil Kit Order Form and request for multi-colored soils to stock more kits, “Organic Matter Basics” by Chris Mahoney, “Shifting to Soil Biology” by Stacy Eneboe and Jane Holzer.
Check out what was planned for the Agronomy and Range Tour in Baker, MT on August 30-31, 2016… Summer 2016 Workshop Flyer
SWCS News: Summer 2016 In this issue: June meeting mintues, high tunnel in Cleveland, soil happenings in the Dakotas by MT, summer safety tips, scholarship winners and more!
SWCS News: Winter 2015-16 In this issue: Message from President Stacy Denny-Eneboe: …”The United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of the Soil, and 2016 as the International Year of the Pulses… new officers and board members…technical meeting… The MT chapter once again partnered with MSCA and NRCS to bring the Soil Health workshops to MT producers across MT…in 2014, Montana was ranked number one in the U.S. for production of Dry Edible Peas and Lentils…” Also included are detailed reports on several Soil Health Workshops, and Cover Crop Field Guide ordering info.
SWCS News: Winter 2014-15 In this issue: Message from Past President, 2014 Chapter Achievement Award, Soils, Scholarships, Cover Crops for Soil Health, New Member Bio, Election of Chapter Officers