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NCAT opened registration for the inaugural Soil Health Innovations Conference, which was postponed last year. It will now be a virtual conference, scheduled for March 8 and 9, 2021.

The conference is being planned in cooperation with USDA Rural Development, Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), and Montana State University.

The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for producers and educators to examine current practices as well as the concepts, techniques, and practical applications that may be available in the future.

Details and Registration

The conference will be held online March 8 and 9.

Registration is now open. To register and for more information, go to

Organizations, agencies, and individuals who would like to become sponsors of the conference can find information at

Exhibitor and vendor information can be found at

The Soil Health Innovations Conference will feature renowned national experts, NCAT staff, and farmers and ranchers on these issues, among others:

  • The connections between soil health and human health
  • Soil-health management practices
  • The connection between soil health and water management
  • Building healthy soil on a large scale
  • Regenerative grazing
  • Biology-based soil testing
  • Corporate investment in soil health
  • New markets for soil carbon sequestration
  • Innovative public policies

Watch for more details at about speakers and other Soil Conference highlights as the conference date approaches.

For more information, you can contact Sandra Booth at or 406-494-4572.


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