2/16 Soil Health Workshop in Bloomfield

Soil Health Workshop with Ray Archuleta: Regenerating Soils by Mimicking Nature  

This 1-day workshop will take place on Friday, February 16th, 2018 from 8am-4pm at the Mutchler Community Center, 900 E North St, Bloomfield.

The purpose of this workshop is to learn how to heal and regenerate your soils on your farm and ranch ecosystem.

  • Learn how to reduce inputs and grow crops by mimicking natural systems resulting in more net profit.
  • Learn about new soil tests (Haney & Green Chemistry) which can save money on NPK.

*To ensure your quality time is well spent, space is limited to 30 people.

Tuition: $150

To register, send checks payable to S.I.G.C. to

Anastasia Erdmann
402 Karr Ave Ste A
Bloomfield, IA 52537

Ray Archuleta is a Conservation Agronomist at the NRCS East National Technology Center, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ray teaches soil health and the principles of agroecology throughout the country. He has 25 years of experience with the Natural Resources Conservation Service working in New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon, and now in North Carolina and has held the following positions: Soil Conservation technician, Soil Conservationist, Nutrient/Irrigation Specialist, Water Quality Project Manager, District Conservationist, and Area Agronomist. He is also a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with Soil Science Society of America. Ray worked for two years in Guatemala as a Livestock Specialist in the Peace Corps. His infectious enthusiasm for soil health has earned him the moniker, Ray the Soils Guy. He has a B.S. in Agricultural Biology.

This workshop will dovetail perfectly with the Southern Iowa Grazing Conference taking place in the evening and the following day.

For more information, contact:
Robert Yoder 641-664-2060
Anastasia Erdmann 641-664-2600*307