Good dirt: Experts to discuss benefits of healthy soil practices

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Soil regeneration pioneer Gabe Brown will join Conservationist Ann Fischer to discuss the benefits of good soil for ranching and farming operations during an online forum hosted by the Powder River Basin Resource Council (PRBRC) later this month.

“Building Soil for Fat Cows and Ranch Profit” is a free event scheduled for April 29 starting at 6 p.m., per the PRBRC.

Attendance will be limited to 100 participants who will hear firsthand the stories of Brown and Fischer, including how they attained success through regenerative soil practices.

Brown is a North Dakota rancher, author, and is considered to be one of the foremost experts in building soil health for farms and ranches. His success ultimately led to a desire to share his success with other ranchers through his book, Dirt to Soil, One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture, and appeared in the award-winning documentary film on soil health, Kiss the Ground, per the PRBRC.

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He runs a several thousand-acre ranch operation near Bismarck where he resides with his wife and son.

Fischer, along with her husband, own and operate a 3,000-acre family farm south of Rhame, North Dakota. She has served as a Montana District Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) based in Baker, Montana, for 25 years, according to the PRBRC.

For the past 15 years, she has focused her efforts on establishing good soil health on her farm through grazing rotations, cover crops, and bale grazing to increase productivity. Over the years, Fischer has seen how many ranching and farming operations experience success by utilizing regenerative grazing practices, per the PRBRC.

The event will require advance registration and signup is available here.