Albion, NE will be the location for hosting nationally known soil health expert Ray Archuleta, also known as ‘Ray the Soils Guy’. This is a great opportunity for stewards of the land to get firsthand knowledge of soil properties and how to improve soil health.
Ray is a farmer from Seymour, MO. 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 Ray, the conference will include a farmer panel who will discuss their experience with no-till farming and incorporating cover crops in their rotation, and 20 trade vendors will be on hand to display their goods and services.
Registration is required for meal count. Register at the Boone/Nance Co UNL Extension website at: http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/boone-nance/ or by calling the extension office at: 402-395-2158 or Albion NRCS at 402-395-2621 ext 3.
Please register by August 25th. A charge of $10 will be collected at the door.