Soil health course teaches how to regenerate soils by mimicking nature

BLOOMFIELD ? Conservation Agronomist Ray Archuleta will lead a one-day Spoil Health Workshop 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Mutchler Community Center in Bloomfield.

Workshop participants will learn how to heal and regenerate the soil on their farms by mimicking natural systems; reduce inputs and make more net profit.

Tuition is $150. Participation is limited to 30 people. To reserve a spot, contact Soil Conservationist Anastasia Erdmann at 641-664-2600 Ext. 307.

Archuleta?s workshops seek to give farmers the tools they need to renew the health of the soils on their farm and ranch ecosystem by mimicking intelligent design innate in natural systems, reducing dependency on man-centric programs, institutions, and costly chemicals.

Archuleta is a conservation agronomist at the Natural Resources Conservation Service East National Technology Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. He teaches soil health and the principles of agroecology throughout the country.

The workshop is being organized by the Southern Iowa Grazing Conference, in partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service.

For information or registration, call Anastasia Erdmann at 641-664-2600 Ext. 307 or Robert Yoder at 641-664-2060.