Watch SOIL STORIES recordings on the NM Healthy Soil YouTube Channel:
Online conversations on soil health
Conservation leader Brent van Dyke will talk about Soil health from 30,000 feet and how to feed 9 billion people. Our guest starts with a short presentation, followed by conversation with participants.
A life-long resident of New Mexico, Van Dyke and his wife Kim farm irrigated alfalfa and coastal Bermuda hay in Lea County, New Mexico, and cotton in Plains, Texas. They also run a commercial and registered cattle operation in Southeastern New Mexico.
Brent Van Dyke is the Immediate Past President of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and currently acts as Government Affairs Director for the NM Association of Conservation Districts (NMACD). A retired teacher and FFA advisor from Hobbs, New Mexico, he has worked for the State Department, specifically U.S.A.I.D., for more than 25 years as a contract advisor for agricultural projects in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Van Dyke served as vice president of the New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as the board of supervisors chair for Lea County Soil and Water Conservation District. He was elected to represent NACD’s Southwest Region on the executive board in 2011.