Soil health has emerged as a central theme in conversations about the future of American agriculture. Soils have become a focal topic due to new scientific understanding, the application of emerging technologies, and a growing interest among producers and policymakers in improving climate resilience and mitigating emissions.


The Soil Health Innovations Conference will be online with live-streamed speakers and panels, as well as virtual halls for exhibitors and student posters. Real-time chats will allow participants to network with exhibitors and sponsors and the producers, industry professionals, educators, and students who are at the cutting edge of soil health across the country.

Join us for a far-reaching exploration of agriculture’s sustainable future: on-farm practices, soil biology, carbon markets, and public policy.

The Soil Health Innovations Conference will held March 8 and 9, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. MST.

You can use this form to reserve your spot. Registration fee is $75, or a discounted $50 for farmers and ranchers. Limited scholarships are available for beginning and limited-resource farmers and ranchers. To apply for a scholarship, please complete this online form.

For more information or if you have questions, contact Alyssa Ness at or Sandra Booth at Both can also be reached by calling (406) 494-4572.

You can also explore this website for additional information about speakers, the agenda, and becoming a sponsor.

University students will be granted free access. A copy of the current student ID will be required. For more information, contact Alyssa or Sandra using the information above.

The Certified Crop Adviser organization and Society for Range Management will be offering CEUs for this conference. Please watch this website for further details.

Western SARE advances innovations that promote environmental stewardship, enhance quality of life, and improve profitability of rural communities by investing in groundbreaking agricultural research and education.

We support projects by farmers and ranchers, agricultural professionals, researchers, and extension educators in 17 Western states and territories. Over the past 30 years, Western SARE has assisted more than 1,000 different sustainability projects with over $57 million in funding.

We also have created an extensive learning center to ensure that research results are easily and rapidly accessible.

You can learn more about our grant programs and learning center at