“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.” Wendell Berry

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Vern Smith is a long time rancher in Paradise Valley, MT. He has been managing land holistically since the 80’s and started the deep dive into his soil health journey after a Ranching for Profit seminar in 2004. His son, Ford Smith, grew up on the ranch along the Yellowstone River. He studied economics and political science at Williams College, owns a soil health based landscaping business and loves whitewater kayaking. His passion is to show how healthy soil can create nutrient dense food, keep our water sources clean and improve the bottom line for producers.