Soil health is an agricultural buzzword in states like Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Iowa, but what does soil health look like in a region less blessed by black soil and plentiful water? This 12-minute documentary showcases soil health challenges and management practices within the dry, sandy farming and ranching systems of the San Luis Valley of Colorado and reveals how individual conservationists—be they government agency employees, farmers, extension agents, or private consultants—can form a network to inspire a community and advance a conservation movement.
This film was produced in part through contributions to the Mike Collins Memorial Fund.
Special thanks to Rudy Garcia, Erin Nissen, Lyle Nissen, George Whitten, Julie Sullivan, Patrick O’Neill, Jay Fuhrer, and the Colorado Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
To learn more about soil and water conservation practices and connect with the Soil and Water Conservation Society, visit swcs.org