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939Soil Health and Sustainability lecture

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  • Gaylan Crim
    Mar 14, 2014

      Many of you have received this info from other sources, but this would be a good lecture to attend if possible.  Also if you happen to know anyone in the FFA or a landowner who would be open to new land use practices, please consider inviting them along when you attend.  Thanks


      2014 Shivvers Lecture: Soil Health and Sustainability - Ray Archuleta

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      Date: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

      Start: 7:00 pm

      Location: Sun Room, ISU Memorial Union, Ames, Iowa

      Contact: Mary Adams, Leopold Center, (515) 294-5832, madams@...
      Archuleta is a conservation agronomist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Greensboro, NC. He specializes in soil quality and the principles of agro-ecology throughout the United States. In 23 years with USDA, Archuleta has worked in five states and served in several capacities, including a water quality project manager, an irrigation specialist, and a soil conservationist
      Archuleta is a conservation agronomist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Greensboro, NC. He specializes in soil quality and the principles of agro-ecology throughout the United States. In 23 years with USDA, Archuleta has worked in five states and served in several capacities, including a water quality project manager, an irrigation specialist, and a soil conservationistArchuleta is a conservation agronomist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Greensboro, NC. He specializes in soil quality and the principles of agro-ecology throughout the United States. In 23 years with USDA, Archuleta has worked in five states and served in several capacities, including a water quality project manager, an irrigation specialist, and a soil conservationist.Archuleta is a conservation agronomist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Greensboro, NC. He specializes in soil quality and the principles of agro-ecology throughout the United States. In 23 years with USDA, Archuleta has worked in five states and served in several capacities, including a water quality project manager, an irrigation specialist, and a soil conservationist.Archuleta is a conservation agronomist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Greensboro, NC. He specializes in soil quality and the principles of agro-ecology throughout the United States. In 23 years with USDA, Archuleta has worked in five states and served in several capacities, including a water quality project manager, an irrigation specialist, and a soil conservationist. - See more at: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/news/calendar/2012-09-04/ray-archuleta-how-soil-will-save-farm#sthash.mdRYKVIR.dpuf
      Topic for this year's lecture is "Farming for the 21st Century: How Improving Soil Health Will Help Landscape and Communities Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function."
      Also called "The Soil Guy" or "Soil Guru", Ray Archuleta is a conservation agronomist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Greensboro, NC. He specializes in soil quality and the principles of agro-ecology throughout the United States. In 23 years with USDA, Archuleta has worked in five states and served in several capacities, including a water quality project manager, an irrigation specialist, and a soil conservationist.
      At 6:30 p.m., and following the lecture, there will be a pop-up art show of photo collages created by Ames High School students about sustainability. Students will be on hand to talk about their project, which has been featured in Washington, D.C. Read about their adventures in this newsletter article.