Montana Organic Association Sets June Tour


HELENA, Mont. — Mark Bruckner Farms near Malta 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 website at A $10 fee includes lunch. Directions to the farm are included on the flyer. To preregister, contact Sam Schmidt of the association at 771-9229.


For more information on organic certification, contact Doug Crabtree at the Montana Department of Agriculture at (406) 444-3730 or by email at


Published: June 1, 2011 4:27:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: September 15, 2011 11:10:58 AM MDT