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Carlsbad Soil Health Workshop

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for a soil health workshop in Southern New Mexico!

This workshop is for farmers and ranchers who want to learn about soil health principles and the chemical, biological and physical characteristics of soil. The day will be spent outside focused on discussions and field demonstrations to learn about compaction, infiltration, surface cover, aggregate stability, and other soil health indicators. There will be time to meet and network with other producers, talk with agricultural professionals, learn about programs and funding opportunities, talk about management options, and ask questions about your own operation. We’ll meet at the BLM Black River Recreation Area and do field demonstrations on adjacent working agricultural cropland. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about soil health in arid working lands!

There is no cost to this workshop. Light breakfast, lunch, water and snacks will be provided. More workshop logistics information will be provided after registration.

The Carlsbad Soil Health Workshop will be facilitated by Amy Larsen and Steve Kadas from NMACD. Field demonstrations and brief afternoon presentations will be given by staff at Carlsbad SWCD; NRCS; Healthy Soil Working Group and more!

After completing this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the healthy soils principals and plan or implement one or more strategies on your farm/ranch.
  • Better understand soil chemical, physical and biological characteristics, and consider these when planning for soil health.
  • Learn about some field testing options and what they can tell you about the health of soils.
  • Meet and network with other agricultural professionals and peer farmers who can offer support in soil health practices.
  • Learn about programs and funding opportunities that can assist with healthy soil management practices.

Check out this workbook for a deeper dive into workshop content. There is no cost to this workshop. Breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks will be provided. More workshop logistics information will be provided after registration.

Contact Amy Larsen,, with any questions.


May 6
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Carbon Ranch Initiative