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LC Logo 2014 Shivvers Lecture: Soil Health and Sustainability - Ray Archuleta

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@iastate.edu

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

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This link will take you to an MP4 file on the ISU Lectures website. The first part of the presentation is audio-only while the speaker conducts three demonstrations. Skip to 25:57 to see powerpoint presentation.

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.

Archuleta also will present a lecture in Cedar Falls at the University of Northern Iowa. Details to be announced.

Related information

Improve Your Soil workshop with Ray Archuleta [Center for Energy and Environmental Education, UNI]

News release about this presentation

Watch some of Archuleta's presentations here

Farmers talk about what they learned from Archuleta in this 28-minute video here

More about the Shivvers Memorial Lecture Series.

ISU Lectures Program information about this lecture