Ray Archuleta

Certified Professional Soil Scientist

Ray Archuleta is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist with the Soil Science Society of America. He retired from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) with 30 years
of experience as a Soil Conservationist, Water Quality Specialist, and Conservation Agronomist, and a Soil Health Specialist. During his tenure with NRCS he lived in New Mexico, Missouri, Oregon, and North Carolina. He taught Soil Health in all 50 states.

Ray received his AS degree in Livestock Science from Northern New Mexico College and a BS degree in Agricultural Biology plus 30 hours of graduate work in soil related courses from
New Mexico State University. He served in the Peace Corps for two years in Guatemala as a Livestock Specialist.

After his retirement from the NRCS in 2017, Ray founded Understanding Ag. LLC, and Soil Health Academy. He currently teaches Biomimicry strategies and Agroecology principles for improving soil function on a national scale. Ray and his wife Sonja own and operates a 155- acre (66 Ha) sheep ranch near Seymour, Missouri.