AREA IV Meeting
October 7, 2020 9am-12pm
Rosebud CD will host a virtual site for members to attend via Zoom at the Forsyth USDA Office. Treasure CD is area host this year. Please check back or call Bobbi for updates.
Cavin Steiger Joins the Rosebud Conservation District Board of Supervisors
Ty Morin joins the Forsyth USDA Office as Area Technician
My family moved to this valley in 1961 from the Custer area. My grandparents, Harlin and Jodi Steiger were the first of us to call Rosebud Co. home and farmed between Hysham and Forsyth up to their passing just a few years ago. My parents, Cindy and Dallas, are also farmers and operate an irrigated farm in Rosebud and Treasure Counties. My Wife, Karly, came to our area to teach elementary from Circle MT and after taking an 8-year break to raise our twin girls (Abry and Elise) and son (Evan) has rejoined the Forsyth school system as a 6th grade teacher.
I have a diversified farm operation in the Howard Valley, south of the Yellowstone, west of Forsyth. Currently we are raising 17 different crops on our dryland and irrigated acreage; 7 of them for seed production, as well as operating a custom pollination operation on alfalfa seed for neighboring producers. I am a firm believer in diversification and soil health, and try to minimize tillage as much as possible.
Jeff Bird transfers to Treasure County USDA as the NRCS District Conservationist
Hi. My name is Lyman Ty Morin; most people call me Ty. I am the 4th generation in my family, raised in the small town of Ashland MT, which my great grandfather named when he homesteaded over in Eastern MT.
After graduating from high school, I attended college at MSU Northern in Havre Montana, where I received a Civil Engineering Technology degree. I started my working career with the State of Montana in the Miles City Transportation Department. After two years with the DOT in Miles City, I went to work for the Bureau of Indian affairs, Department of Transportation, out of the regional office in Billings MT, for six years.
For the last 15 years, I've been working at Westmoreland Rosebud Mine in the Engineering Environmental Department. Along with working for the Westmoreland Rosebud Mine, my daughter and I ranch. I started working with the NRCS, implementing several practices on the ranch, and became passionate about their ideas in soil health.
Tyleah, my daughter, is 13 years old and the greatest thing that happen in my life. She is a big part of everything I do. On our ranch, we raise Corriente cattle to rope and then sell them for lean grass-fed beef, keeping the beef All Natural. When we are not working the ranch, we like roping (me), jet ski/boating (Tyleah), hunting, camping, watching my girls’ basketball/volleyball games, and going to Chico Hot Springs.
I'm very excited to work and meet the farming and ranching community in Eastern Montana! Through the 23 years of surveyed roads, bridges, wetlands, dams, utilities, pits, and structures, I finally get too work with farmers and ranchers full time!
Jeff Bird accepted the District Conservationist position in Hysham, MT and reported for duty on January 6th. Raised on a ranch near Volborg, MT, Jeff, his wife, Kelsey, and their three kids, Payton, Radley, and Maci, have been living and working in the Forsyth/Hysham area for the past 10 years. Jeff enjoys his time visiting with and helping producers and staying involved in his community. He enjoyed his years working in Forsyth NRCS office and is excited to work with new producers in Treasure County.
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The Conservation Consideration
Why do farmers farm? Love. They must do it for love. They love to live where they work and to work where they live.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
What you see depends on how you view the world. To most people, this is just dirt. To a farmer, it's potential.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
--Henry David Thoreau
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time, I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
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