- This event has passed.
SOIL STORIES with New Mexico rancher Charles Hibner
July 20, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
– Online conversations on soil health –
Our guest starts with a short presentation, followed by conversation with participants.
A retired soil scientist who performed soil surveys across the state to create soil maps for the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Charlie Hibner now devotes his time to running a cow-calf operation west of Cebolla, New Mexico. The rangeland he leases on both public and private lands includes forest, dry land, rolling hills, scattered meadows, and wilderness areas containing steep canyons. For each land type he has developed unique soil health management strategies, but overall increasing soil organic matter is critical for retaining water and fostering the growth of microorganisms.