Mike Morris

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
Southwest Region

Topic Areas: Farm Energy, Local Foods, Soil Health

Specific Areas of Expertise: Soil health, regenerative agriculture, water conservation, irrigation efficiency, cover crops, crop insurance.

Mike Morris directs NCAT’s Soil for Water Project, and his recent work has focused on regenerative agriculture and its potential to mitigate water scarcity and climate change. He has launched and led over 30 NCAT projects on diverse topics such as irrigation efficiency, solar energy, organic farming, local food, and crop insurance reform. Before joining NCAT in 1999 Mike taught courses on ethics, technology, and the environment at colleges and universities, mostly in the Midwest. He has worked for NCAT in Montana, California, North Carolina, and Texas, and currently lives in Durango, Colorado. In his spare time, Mike enjoys outdoor recreation and nature study of all kinds.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Carleton College
Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

Featured Publications and Presentations:

Soil for Water: an Initiative to Catch and Hold More Water in Soil. NCAT Soil Health Innovations Conference, 2021

Is Organic Farming Risky? Improving Crop Insurance for Organic Farms

The Irrigator’s Pocket Guide NCAT, 2003 – present, 13 state-specific editions


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