Livestock, Soil health
Specific Areas of Expertise:
Regenerative land management, ecologically-based grazing management practices
Justin Morris joined the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s team 2021 as a Regenerative Livestock Specialist. He studied agribusiness and livestock production systems at Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science along with a minor in business management. Immediately afterwards, Justin studied soils, forage crops, range management and plant physiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned a Master of Science degree in range and forage science. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Justin spent considerable time investigating how major native grasses in the fragile sandhills ecosystem are affected by different levels of drought and grazing. Throughout his professional career, Justin has provided agricultural expertise on regenerative forms of land management to farmers and ranchers in addition to training fellow employees for nearly 16 years in several positions and locations ranging from Hawaii to New York. These included Agricultural Extension Agent for the Montana State University Extension Service, as well as Soil Conservationist, Rangeland Management Specialist, Area Pasture Specialist, and most recently as a Regional Soil Health Specialist for the National Soil Health Division of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Justin is passionate about improving soil, plant, livestock and human health primarily through ecologically-based grazing management practices that also improve farmer’s and rancher’s profitability.
Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a minor in business management, Brigham Young University
Master of Science in Range and Forage Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln