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Soil Health Conference To Be Held In Albion September 6th

July 31, 2017

Nationally known soil health expert Ray Archuleta will be the featured speaker at a Soil Health Conference set for September 6th at the Boone County Event Center on the fairgrounds in Albion.  Organizers are calling this a great opportunity for stewards of the land to get firsthand knowledge of soil properties and how to improve soil health.

The registration fee is $10 and can be completed on-line by clicking here.  Registration deadline is August 25th.   Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:00 a.m.  The program will conclude at approximately 4:00 p.m.  Morning refreshments and lunch will be served.  The conference flyer is available here.

Archuleta, also known as "Ray, the Soils Guy," is a farmer from Seymour, Missouri.  He teaches Biomimicry Strategies and Agroecology principles on a national scale for improving soil function.  He has over 30 years of work experience as a Soil Conservationist, Water Quality Specialist, and Conservation Agronomist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  He has worked in New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon, and North Carolina.  He is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with the Soil Society of America.  He also served two years in Guatemala as a Livestock Specialist in the Peace Corps.  He received an A.S. in Livestock Science from North New Mexico College and a B.S. in Agricultural Biology plus 30 hours of graduate school in soil related classes from New Mexico State University. 

In addition to Archuleta, the conference will include a farmer panel with participants discussing their experiences with no-till farming and incorporating cover crops in their rotation.  There will be 20 trade vendors on hand to display their goods and services.

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