Join us for a FREE day of technical trainings, facilitation techniques, small group project discussions, and networking with soil health professionals.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Hosted by CARCD and the East Stanislaus RCD

McConnell Foundation’s Ross Ranch
11973 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003

Registration from 8:30am to 9am

Event from 9am to 5pm (lunch at noon)


9:30pm – 12:00 pm — Rancher-to-Rancher Field Day

The Rancher-to-Rancher (R2R) field training will be geared towards technical assistance providers who provide soil health trainings to producers. Attendees will learn R2R’s unique philosophy and methods, which include a values-based approach, a producer-led discovery of soil health principles through small groups and discussion with fellow ranchers.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm — Lunch

Lunch has been generously donated by the McConnell Foundation and is included in your free registration.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm — Technical Soil Skills Workshop

The East Stanislaus RCD will lead a training on soil health monitoring and sampling for technical assistance providers.

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm — Break

2:15 pm – 4:15 pm — Carbon Farm Plan Review

The McConnell Foundation’s Ross Ranch is home to a Healthy Soils Demonstration site, diverse conservation practices, and ecological trials. We will review the Carbon Farm Plan with Point Blue Conservation Science and the Carbon Cycle Institute to understand how to author a plan and execute it.

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm — Rancher to Rancher Closing Circle

Sponsor the Soil Health Terrace

Sponsoring the 4th Annual Soil Health Summit is a fantastic opportunity to support healthy soils in California. The Soil Health Summit attracts technical assistance providers, soil scientists, producers, agency, and NGO soil specialists. Contact Kristen at or (916) 520-9404 with interest.


Thank you to McConnell Foundation

The McConnell Foundation is the generous sponsor for the Soil Health Terrace. We will be utilizing their beautiful Ross Ranch property to host the Terrace!