Working Lands Event In Sheridan County Proves To Be Educational

August 16, 2023

News – Sheridan Media

Nearly 100 people participated in the 2023 Working Lands Event, which was held on August 8th and 9th, 2023. 

During the 2-day event, Nicole Masters, owner of Integrity Soils and author of For the Love of Soil (2019), discussed examples of the tools and principles producers around the world are using to regenerate their soils. 

As a globally recognized soil advocate and agroecologist, Nicole shared her experience with vermiculture, compost tea production, and diverse multi-species systems.

The Sheridan County Working Lands Planning Committee consists of local landowners and agency partners committed to increasing awareness and understanding on soil health, adaptive grazing, regenerative agriculture, and cover crops.

Not only are healthy soils good for agriculture and food production, they also play a role in water and carbon cycles. 

The 2023 Workshop was a chance to dig deeper into these topics and included participation from small and large acreage land managers, agency representatives, and others. 

In addition to the presentations, there were many opportunities for individual conversations with Nicole and with each other.

If you weren’t able to attend the event or want to follow-up on some of the items,  links to many of the recommended preparatory materials are available through the Conservation District website (Click here) and Nicole’s book is available through Sheridan Stationery.

Carrie Rogaczewski, District Manager of the Sheridan County Conservation District, expressed appreciation for everyone that made the event possible.

“There is a lot of work and expense that goes into putting on an event like this and it certainly wouldn’t have been possible without some help. There was a tremendous amount of support from local organizations and businesses, not to mention the landowners that allowed us to see some of these concepts in the field with Nicole. Of course, the work from everyone on the Committee was invaluable.”  

The event was made possible with assistance and support from Broken Arrow Ranch, White Ranch, Sheridan County Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Sheridan Community Land Trust, University of Wyoming Sheridan Research and Extension Center, University of Wyoming Extension, Powder River Basin Resource Council, Sheridan County Farm Bureau Federation, Padlock Ranch, Dan & Jeanne Scott Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Agoro Carbon Alliance, Mullinax Irrigation, World Wildlife Fund, Sheridan County Weed and Pest, Millborn Seeds, Farmers Coop, Ranch Right LLC, Rock Springs Land & Cattle Company, Sheridan Stationery, and Faith Cattle Company. 

Photo Courtesy: Sheridan County Conservation District

Last modified: August 16, 2023

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