Jeff Borum was born in Ventura County, but went to school and worked in a few different regions of the U.S. He then obtained a B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Physics from Humboldt State, and now his work as a Soil Health Coordinator for East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District takes him across the extremely diverse ag lands of California.
As Jeff travels throughout the state in his pop-up camper, he engages interested communities desiring assistance on the implementation of conservation-based practices, as well as designs, implements, and coordinates statewide field trials focusing on specific practices such as composting and cover cropping, as well as more comprehensive trials involving entire soil health management systems. Through his work, he has gained many varied perspectives due to the heterogeneity of California’s ag lands and the heterogeneous nature of the humans who work with those lands. His travels have given him new insight into soil and human health, along with their interconnection—insight that he was not seeking but has come to know and love.