MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — Soil is a basic resource for all of agriculture, and healthy soil is a prerequisite to profitable pasture and forage production. Learn more about “Building Soils in Pasture Ecosystems” at a special seminar scheduled for 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 3 at the Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove.
The guest speaker for the seminar will be Ray Archuleta, a soil health specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Health Division. Archuleta teaches Biomimicry Strategies and Agroecology principles nationwide to help landowners improve soil function.
He has 32 years of work experience with NRCS in New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon, and North Carolina. He is also a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with Soil Science Society of America.
Sponsors for the seminar are Wright County MU Extension and the Missouri State University Darr College of Agriculture. The program is open to anyone involved in forage production or interested in the maintenance of healthy soil.
The Wright County Extension office is located inside the Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station at 9740 Red Spring Road, Mountain Grove, Mo. Funding and support for the local office comes from the Wright County Commission, MSU, and City of Mountain Grove. MSU provides Wright County Extension with office and classroom space as part of a joint sponsorship and programming agreement signed in 2015.
— Ted Probert, University of Missouri Extension
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