Conservation Agronomist/Soil Health Specialist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service East National Technology Service Center, Greensboro, NC.
Ray teaches soil health and the principles of agroecology throughout the country. He utilizes biomimicry strategies to restore soil function on rangeland, forest land and agroecosystems.
He has 29 years of government service. He has lived and worked for Natural Resource Conservation Service in four different states. He is also a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with Soil Science Society of America. He also served two years in Guatemala working as Livestock Specialist in the Peace Corps. He has an A.S. in Livestock Science from North New Mexico College and later he earned his B.S. in Agricultural Biology from New Mexico State University. His infectious enthusiasm for soil health has earned him the moniker, “Ray the Soils Guy”.