Soil health and policy related events in New Mexico and online. Contact us if you’d like your event listed!
2021 Sustainable Agronomy Conference Virtual Event & Conservation in Action Tour
Series Dates/Topics: July 20: Navigating Carbon Markets July 27: Measuring and Improving Soil Health Aug 3: Utilizing 4R Nutrient Management Best Practices Aug 10: Managing Scarce Water Resources Aug 17: Protecting Pollinators and Managing Their Habitats Aug 24: Growing a Regenerative Crop Production System
Join New Mexico’s Organic Farming Conference on the first four Mondays in August for informational sessions filled with the latest information on organic farming. August 2: Melanie Kirby It takes a community to raise bees. August 9: Elicia Whittlesey Cultivating cooperative learning for workers on small farms. August 16: Heidi Anderson Functional marketing for local regenerative producers: a solution for meeting your sales goals. August 23: Casey Holland Transitioning to No-Till Agriculture for NM farmers.
A Conservation Planning Guide for Native American Ranchers
Hosted by the First Nations Development Institute, this webinar is designed to help Native American ranchers develop conservation plans that will both address natural resource concerns, as well as increase opportunities to participate in USDA programs.
The 6th Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting is an engaging virtual event bringing together the leading voices in soil science and the agriculture industry to share research and insights for advancing the adoption of soil health systems that are foundational for regenerative agriculture. Registration is free but required to attend.
Our guest starts with a short presentation, followed by conversation with participants. Casey Holland is a native New Mexican and young farmer committed to effecting positive social change around small-scale regenerative agriculture in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Casey will share her journey transforming degraded land into a thriving urban farm by focussing on the soil health principles.
In-person two-day event geared toward soil health, no-till, regenerative grazing, and farm business management! This year’s conference will feature Alejandro Carrillo, Loran Steinlage, and Dr. James White as keynotes, plus a full schedule of educational breakout sessions, trade show, outdoor equipment display, Beer & Bull social, and plenty of time for networking with producers and ag industry professionals.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 – Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The annual Healthy Soil Summit is built for farmers, growers and ranchers searching for an advantage in today’s marketplace. The instructors are real farmers who practice what they teach, including detailed tactics to build soil resilience, increase water storage capacity and decrease costly inputs and programs.
The 2nd day of the festival will be for farmers, ranchers, and gardeners featuring talks and workshops for how to incorporate prickly pears into your systems. This will include a presentation by the Healthy Soil Working Group about how to incorporate prickly pear and other native plants into your growing for soil health.
This fall, the American Grassfed Association, the Quivira Coalition, and Holistic Management International will continue their collaboration to convene ranchers, farmers, conservationists, land managers, scientists, health professionals, nutritionists, educators, students, and others for a hybrid conference exploring ideas of Weaving Water, Land, and People. You can attend in person or virtually!
Save the date: November 3 – 5, 2021
→ Registration opens mid-July. Stay tuned for more information.
2022 Land & Water Summit
The Land and Water Summit offers participants a chance to hear from industry leaders as we bring together professionals discussing best practices and the most important lessons learned from Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Low Impact Development projects. The 2022 event will be a hybrid model – join online or in person at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque for a great lineup of speakers and presentations! The GSI Field Trip will travel north to Santa Fe to visit some interesting GSI projects in the City Different!
Field trip: March 2, 2022 Summit: March 3 – 4, 2022
Produced by the First Nations Development Institute, this series is intended for natural resource professionals, particularly those working on Tribal lands, and others interested in learning innovative approaches to ecological stewardship.
NM State Climatologist Dave DuBois provides information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions on tribal lands in New Mexico. General weather updates for the entire state will also be shared.
Understanding Ag is partnering with Soil Health Academy to bring you a series of mostly free webinars, featuring regenerative pioneers such as Gabe Brown, Shane New, Allen Williams and Ray Archuleta and guest speakers. You can also watch recordings of past webinars.