1st ANNUAL EVENT
2nd Annual Field Day | July 30, 2022 | The Barn at Muddy Creek Ranch
324 Flathead Creek Road, Wilsall, Montana
Please join us for a comprehensive look at forages and beef that will function in Montana’s unique environment. We look forward to exchanging ideas with fellow producers and learning from each other.
There is no charge for the field day but please RSVP for a special drawing held on the 30th.
8:30am: welcome and overview of the Grassfed Industry
9am: Dr. Allen Williams: Understanding Ag – Regenerative Agriculture
11am: Jason Emmett – Owner/Operator of Stillwater Packing Company USDA
12pm: Lunch – Muddy Creek Beef
1pm: Load buses for tours
• Muddy Creek Ranch – David and Karen Shockey: Overview of the Ranching Operation Pasture to Plate! – MuddyCreekRanch.com
• North 40 Ag – Kate Vogel: Cover Crops and Forages that Perform Best in Montana – North40Ag.com
• North Bridger Bison – Matt Skoglund: Strategic Grazing of Bison on Rangeland – NorthBridgerBison.com
5pm: buses return to The Barn at Muddy Creek
6pm: social and entertainment
Allen Williams is a 6th generation family farmer and founding partner of Grass Fed Insights, LLC, Understanding Ag, LLC and the Soil Health Academy. He has consulted with more than 4000 farmers and ranchers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, and other countries, on operations ranging from a few acres to over 1 million acres.
Allen pioneered many of the early regenerative grazing protocols and forage finishing techniques and now teaches those practices and principles to farmers globally. He is a “recovering academic”, having served 15 years on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University and Mississippi State University. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in Livestock Genetics from LSU. He has authored more than 400 scientific and popular press articles, and is an invited speaker at regional, national, and international conferences and symposia.
Allen and his colleagues specialize in whole farm & ranch planning based on the concept of regenerative agriculture. Their approach creates significant “value add” and prepares the landowner for multiple enterprise/revenue stream opportunities that stack enterprises and acres. This approach allows for enhanced profitability and/or investment value. They routinely conduct workshops and seminars across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
He has been featured in several of the Carbon Nation film series, “Soil Carbon Cowboys”, on the Dr. Oz show, ABC Food Forecast News, and in Kiss The Ground, A Regenerative Secret, The Farmer’s Footprint film series and the Sacred Cow film series. He co-authored a book with Teddy Gentry, “Before You Have A Cow”. Allen is a regular contributor to “GRAZE” and “Stockman Grass Farmer” and has written articles for the “Organic Broadcaster” and many other publications. Several of his presentations and webinars can be found on the Pasture Project.
Kate Vogel grew up in eastern Colorado helping with the neighbors’ cattle, this is where her fondness for agriculture was first discovered. She studied dryland, no-till systems at Colorado State University and after completing her Master’s degree, she moved up to Montana. Kate joined her husband Marcus who started North 40 Ag in 2011, as a way to bring seed and education to their community.
“As we developed the mission of North 40 Ag, I kept coming back to the importance of people. We have grown our family here since the start,” said Kate. “Our employees have become part of our family, but so have our customers. My favorite part of what I do is getting to build relationships with our clients and seeing the improvement they can make on their operation in their journey to meet their soil health goals.”
North 40 Ag has provided Kate with the outlet to continue to assist the regions farmers and ranchers in implementing cover crops, no-till practices, crop rotations and other soil health practices. It is her passion for farmers and ranchers that keeps her pushing North 40 Ag forward.
Kate and Marc have 2 beautiful girls and enjoy spending time outdoors. This could be a family drive to look at corn, or a trip to the mountains to hike.