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2018 MOA FARM TOUR

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MOA Farm Tour at Johnson Ranch, Inc.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 9:30 am registration
Hinsdale, MT


Gather your partner and kids, fire up the pickup, and join us for another inspiring MOA farm tour at Johnson Ranch, Inc. on July 24, 2018, in Hinsdale, Montana.

The summer of 2017 was a rough growing season for Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Extreme drought, extended heat, and wildfires brought very challenging conditions to our State, including the Johnson’s Ranch. Matt and Sonja Johnson will share how they faced the drought and heat as it impacted both their organic and conventional crops, their Photo of wheat stalk in handsoil health, weeds and finances.

At the Johnson Ranch, they grow oats, Kamut®, lentils, plow-down and grazing peas, and flax mixed in with wheat. Matt and Sonja also raise conventional cattle. They will share what they have learned on their farm from grazing cover crops, plow-downs, rotating crops, what they use for organic fertilizers and much more.

The farm tour will begin Tuesday, July 24, with registration at 9:30 am, tour start at 10:00, a mid-day lunch, and will wrap up with a dessert social. The tour is free (donations are encouraged) and open to the public. Pre-tour registration is recommended. Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/DDN1xAvhWCQ2lAE83. For phone registration, contact Patti at moamembership@gmail.com or phone (406) 333-1054.

Photo of Matt Johnson in wheat fieldThe Johnson Ranch is located at 2458 Hinsdale Road North (Hwy 537), 24.5 miles north of Hinsdale on Hwy 537. There will also be tour signs posted along the way.

The Johnson’s are offering tent and RV spaces (no hookups) on their land for tour participants.

This MOA farm tour is sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services, Montana Milling, Kamut International, Montana Flour & Grain, The Oil Barn, Organic Advisory and Education Council and Timeless Seeds.

Also of interest nearby, on July 25 and 26, just across the Canadian border at Wood Mountain, SK, are two related farm tours, hosted by SaskOrganics. On July 25, they will be presenting Turning Dirt Into Soil: Tools to Create High Functioning Soil, and on July 26, Soil Health Field Day: Upland Organics. MOA tour participants are welcome to attend. Visit www.pivotandgrow.com/events/ for more information about SaskOrganics’ tours, registration and fees.

We look forward to seeing you at the MOA farm tour at the Johnson Ranch in Hinsdale.

REGISTER FOR THE JOHNSON RANCH FARM TOUR


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