This workshop is for farmers and ranchers who want to learn about soil health principles and the chemical, biological and physical characteristics of soil. The day will be spent outside focused on discussions and field demonstrations to learn about soil biology, infiltration, surface cover, aggregate stability, and other soil health indicators. There will be time to meet and network with other producers, talk with agricultural professionals, learn about programs and funding opportunities, talk about management options, and ask questions about your own operation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about soil health in arid working lands!
These workshops are funded through a USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation grant, so there is no cost to this workshop. Light breakfast, lunch, water and snacks will be provided. More workshop logistics information will be provided a week prior to the workshop.
After completing this workshop, you’ll be able to:
Understand the healthy soils principals and plan or implement one or more strategies on your farm/ranch.
Better understand soil chemical, physical and biological characteristics, and consider these when planning for soil health.
Learn about some field testing options and what they can tell you about the health of soils.
Meet and network with other agricultural professionals and peer farmers who can offer support in soil health practices.
Learn about programs and funding opportunities that can assist with healthy soil management practices.
The La Madera Soil Health Workshop will be facilitated by Amy Larsen, Steve Kadas from NMACD, and Marcos Valdez from East Rio Arriba Soil & Water Conservation District. Field demonstrations and brief afternoon presentations will be given by staff at NRCS, ERA SWCD, NMSU Extension and more!
Limited to 20 participants.
Contact Amy Larsen, firstname.lastname@example.org; cel: 505 550 7704, with any questions.