The National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) Soil Health Champions Network began in 2015 through an effort to promote soil health education and outreach among America’s farmers, ranchers and forestland owners.
Today, the Network in New Mexico is comprised of only a handful of farmers and operators who implement conservation methods on their land and champion the benefits of soil health within their communities.
We know there are many more of you out there!
And we need YOU as advocates of healthy soil in New Mexico.
Soil Health Champions work to advance the growing soil health movement in New Mexico in partnership with their local Soil & Water Conservation Districts.
Champions only have 2 responsibilities:
- Outreach in their communities. This can vary from a farm tour to helping at a district open house to a 4H talk to a booth at the county fair. There are numerous other avenues for outreach.
- Reporting to NACD. NACD collects and utilizes Soil Health Champion research, stories and testimonials on NACD’s website and in national publications. NACD also rounds up information on Soil Health Champion events and outreach and shares it through social media, on its website and in a quarterly bulletin. By engaging in this network, NACD is able to amplify the voices of conservation-minded producers on a national platform.
- Membership in an exclusive Network,
- A quarterly soil health bulletin, and
- National recognition for their work in soil health in NACD publications.
Interested? Please sign up here for more information.
Watch a short video about Berlier Ranch, from the Stewardship with Vision series by Western Landowners Alliance.