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Montana: Organic Association sets June 17 tour near Malta

Mark Bruckner Farms near Malta, MT, will describe methods for using nitrogen-fixing plants to boost production of rye, wheat and other dry land crops during a June 17 field tour sponsored by the Montana Organic Association.

Bruckner farms 3,400 dry land acres of mostly cereal grains using inter-seeding and other techniques to manage fertility and weeds. The farm has been certified organic since 1999.

A flyer on the field tour can be found on the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Organic Program Web site at http://www.agr.mt.gov/organic/2011FarmTour.pdf. A $10 fee includes lunch. Directions to the farm are included on the flyer. To preregister, contact Sam Schmidt of the association at 406-771-9229.

Mark Bruckner Farms near Malta, MT, will describe methods for using nitrogen-fixing plants to boost production of rye, wheat and other dry land crops during a June 17 field tour sponsored by the Montana Organic Association.

Bruckner farms 3,400 dry land acres of mostly cereal grains using inter-seeding and other techniques to manage fertility and weeds. The farm has been certified organic since 1999.

A flyer on the field tour can be found on the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Organic Program Web site at http://www.agr.mt.gov/organic/2011FarmTour.pdf. A $10 fee includes lunch. Directions to the farm are included on the flyer. To preregister, contact Sam Schmidt of the association at 406-771-9229.

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