2021 Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat

Fireside ChatThursday, 7/15, 7-8:30pm

Thursday, July 15 2021, 7:00-8:30pm

Fireside Chat with Dr. Christine Jones and Ray Archuleta

Eavesdrop on a conversation between two of the most prominent soil health experts in the world.

Dr. Christine Jones and Ray Archuleta are regenerative soil health consultants for aspiring farmers, ranchers and growers across the globe, representing thousands of acres of agricultural land in food production and carbon capture. During this fireside chat, Christine and Ray will discuss the current state of our soils, regenerative farming practices that really work, and where a widespread adoption of these practices could take us.

Guided by prompts and questions developed by NOFA/Mass’s Soil Tech Team, this 90-minute conversation will cover topics such as:

  • The role of fungi in nutrient transfer
  • Ways to rapidly improve compacted or chemically saturated soils
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  • Techniques for keeping a fungal presence in row crops and intensive mixed vegetable production
  • and more

About the Speakers:

Dr. Christine Jones. In addition to having a long list of credentials, Dr. Christine Jones is a member of Arizona State University’s ‘Carbon Nation Team’ and sits on the advisory board of ‘The Carbon Underground’. These organizations recognize that farming and grazing practices designed to improve levels of soil biological activity through the active management of diverse yearlong green groundcover are key to the restoration of soil function, clean water and nutrient dense food.

Ray Archuleta. After his retirement from the NRCS in 2017, Ray helped to found Understanding Ag, LLC, and Soil Health Academy, LLC, to teach Biomimicry strategies and Agroecology principles for improving soil function on a national scale. Ray also owns and operates a 150-acre farm near Seymour, Missouri that he operates along with his wife and family.

Live access to this virtual event is included with your 2021 NOFA Summer Conference registration, or can be purchased separately for $15. Register here.