Ray Archuleta in Ashland Oct. 11
The Future of Farming...is Regenerative, Our Family Farms 2019 educational series, concluded on October 11 with a presentation with nationally renowned soil scientist, Ray Archuleta. The event was held at the Stardust Lounge at Ashland Hills Convention Center and began with a Meet and Greet where attendees visited with the speaker and each other. In his presentation, "Regenerative Farming Practices and Carbon Sequestration in American Agriculture", Ray introduced principles to increase soil health and reduce off-farm inputs.
Ray Archuleta is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with over 30 years experience as a Soil Conservationist, Water Quality Specialist, and Conservation Agronomist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) serving in New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon, and North Carolina. After his retirement from the NRCS in 2017, Ray founded Understanding Ag, LLC and Soil Health Academy, LLC to teach Biomimicry strategies and Agroecology principles for improving soil function on a national scale. Ray also owns and operates a 150-acre farm near Seymour, Missouri.
A Silent Auction and Raffle raised over $1000 to support Our Family Farms educational programs. Thanks to everyone who attended and to our sponsors Ashland Food Coop, A Greater Applegate, and Pacific Botanicals!
Our Family Farms envisions a thriving food and agricultural system with seed diversity and farmable land for generations to come.
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