Ft. PAYNE, Ala. — Now in the second year of offering advanced, hands-on, intensive regenerative agricultural training throughout North America, the Soil Health Academy recently announced its line-up of school locations, dates and topics, as well as the availability of scholarships for its 2019 schools.

The Soil Health Academy schools feature instruction by Ray Archuleta, Dave Brandt, Gabe Brown, Allen Williams, Ph.D., and other technical consultants, all of whom are widely considered to be among the most preeminent pioneers, innovators and advocates in today’s soil health and regenerative agricultural movement. While each school will feature production-specific topics, all are designed to help producers practically and successfully apply soil health-focused, regenerative agriculture systems in their farming or ranching operations.

The 2019 school locations, dates and topics are:

  • Regenerative Cropping & Adaptive Grazing, February 19-21, Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • Nutrient Management Training, April 9-11, Watertown, Wisconsin.
  • Advanced Adaptive Grazing & Marketing, May 21-23, Uniontown, Alabama.
  • Regenerative Farming and Ranching, June 4-6, Carroll, Ohio.
  • Regenerative Farming and Ranching, July 16-18, Brandon, Manitoba.
  • Regenerative Farming and Ranching, August 20-22, Holton, Kansas.
  • Adaptive Grazing for Beginners, October 15-17, Seymour, Missouri.
  • Regenerative Farming and Ranching, December 3-5, Chico, California.

This year, the Soil Health Academy is offering a limited number of scholarships for qualified new and beginning farmers, historically under-served, women and military veteran farmers, as well as agricultural educators, farmer leaders and agriculture conservation professionals.

“Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s financial need, interest and willingness to share his or her knowledge and experience with other farmers and ranchers,” said Ray Archuleta. “Prospective applicants can complete the on-line application by visiting www.soilhealthacademy.org,” he said.

Building on its previous success, the Soil Health Academy will continue to help farmers and ranchers successfully integrate ecological principles (bio-mimicry) into their operations, according to Archuleta.

“Best of all, these principles can be applied practically and profitably in any farming operation, anywhere,” Archuleta said. “Our goal, through the principles we teach at the Soil Health Academy, is to help more farmers and ranchers do just that.”

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