National speaker coming here for soils conference

Ray Archuletta
Ray Archuletta

Anyone in agriculture who deals with soils and soil health can benefit from a special conference planned Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Boone County Fairgrounds Event Center in Albion.

Nationally known soil health expert Ray Archuleta, also known as “Ray the Soils Guy,” will be presenting information on how to improve soil function for all areas and all soil types.

Producers from throughout Northeast and North Central Nebraska are invited. Registration is required for meal count, with a deadline of Aug. 25. There is a nominal charge for morning refreshment and lunch costs. Attendees will sign in starting at 8 a.m. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6.

“This is a great opportunity for stewards of the land to get firsthand knowledge of soil properties and how to improve soil health,” said Sherry Asche, resource conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Archuleta is a farmer from Seymour, MO, who 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 NRCS.

The premise is teaching people how to emulate nature and natural processes, says Archuleta.

Details in the Aug. 23 Albion News Print and E-editions.