Online conversations on soil health​

Our guest starts with a short presentation, followed by conversation with participants.
Matthew Denetclaw was born and raised on the Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. As a fifth-generation beef producer, it comes as no surprise that he has a great passion for the beef industry. Building a vast network of fellow agricultural enthusiasts has led to numerous opportunities including earning a collegiate livestock judging scholarship, starting a show cattle operation with customers throughout the United States, and recently being elected to the board of directors under the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association.
Matthew continues to travel the country judging livestock shows and helping young cattle exhibitors through Sullivan Supply’s non-profit organization known as Stock Show University.
At the Intertribal Agriculture Council he serves as Program Specialist where he helps producers throughout the Navajo Reservation take advantage of USDA programs which will help make improvements within their own agricultural operations.
 

Linda Poole

Moderator
For anyone who has yet to tune into the Soil Stories series mentioned above, you're in for a treat. Go to https://www.nmhealthysoil.org/soil-stories/ and check out the video stories featuring a wonderful diversity of people from New Mexico talking about their soil health journeys. This inspiring series is just one aspect of the excellent work of the New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group:

NM Healthy Soil Working Group​

The NM Healthy Soil Working Group is assembling a powerful network of agriculture and conservation organizations, urban and rural residents, consumers and producers alike, with the goal to significantly accelerate soil health stewardship in the state. We aim to catalyze widespread adoption of management principles that result in greater soil health and associated co-benefits, creating prosperous and strong land based communities, nutritious food, a healthy environment and a viable future for our planet.
 

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