Farming is Life

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Partnerships with 10 Diné Farmers to monitor their corn, water, and soil on their farms for from seed to harvest for Spring-to-Fall Season 2018

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Diné Corn Field

Farming Is Life, also know as Dá'ák'eh Bee Iiná is a seed-to-harvest program that measures arsenic and lead in the soil, water and corn of Diné Farmers in the Shiprock area. The program was inspired by the Gold King Mine Diné Exposure Project to inform the Navajo farmers on the impacts of the Gold King Mine Spill. Farmers who participated in this program sent their sampled multiple times from their farm and received information about the levels of arsenic and lead in their water, soil, and corn.