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Industry partnerships
shovel in dirt

August 2, 2019

Global Collaborative Launches OpenTEAM™, the First Open Source Technology Ecosystem In the World To Address Soil Health and Mitigate Climate Change

Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment, together with founding collaborators Stonyfield Organic, the USDA’s LandPKS project and Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR), today announced the launch of OpenTEAM, the first open source technology ecosystem in the world to address soil health and mitigate climate change. OpenTEAM is projected to provide quantitative feedback […]

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Industry partnerships
shoes with soil sampler

August 1, 2019

NCGA: Showcasing the U.S. Grower Through Soil Health

As the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) looks back on five years with the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), the goals of the founding members was to demonstrate soil health improvements in a way that encourages widespread adoption. By SHP being grower led, we are demonstrating to our peers what works and does not work. Growers […]

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Industry partnerships
Maddy and Ryberg looking at soil

June 25, 2019

SHP Testifies in Support of Investment and Collaboration in Soil Health Practices

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) Executive Director, Dr. Shefali Mehta testified today at a House Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry hearing in support of investment in soil health practices. The SHP, a program of the National Corn Growers Association, is a farmer-led effort that has built a network of over 220 farmers in 15 […]

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Cover crops
cover crop in no-till field

June 20, 2019

Looking Beyond the Short Term in Cover Crops

No matter the region, farmers are always looking to give back more than what they reap from the soil. By reducing soil erosion, adding biomass, sequestering carbon and improving nutrient cycling, cover crops can be a huge benefit to farmers. Cover crops are not a new idea, but best practices have to be determined for […]

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Field checks
Planting soybeans into cover crop

May 30, 2019

Planting Positive Vibes this Spring

Throughout the whole corn belt, there has been one thing in common this planting season – rain. Here in Northeast Indiana, it has caused some major headaches and issues. Currently, as of May 21st, our farm has not turned one wheel in the whole operation. There are many others in this same boat in the […]

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Industry partnerships
close up of corn

May 21, 2019

Iowa Corn Promotion Board® becomes SHP’s first Data Supporter

To enable the Soil Health Partnership to fully leverage its unique data set, SHP established Data Supporters as a new sponsorship level. Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is the first organization to earn the title. “Iowa Corn® is looking forward to the results from the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) uncovering significant benefits in soil improvements […]

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Grazing
cattle on wet pasture

May 16, 2019

Grazing During a Wet Spring

Planting annuals in between cash cropping systems can be a great way to produce extra forage and extend the grazing season. And one of the simplest techniques to do this across the Midwest is to plant cereal rye after a corn crop ahead of next year’s soybeans. Cereal rye is very winter hardy and can […]

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Industry partnerships
overview of farmstead

May 4, 2019

Soil Health Partnership Joins Ecosystem Services Market Consortium as a Legacy Partner Member

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP)’s objective is to measure and communicate the economic and environmental benefits of different soil management strategies, and provide a set of regionally-specific, data‑driven recommendations to farmers. Partnerships with other data-driven organizations can help fully realize that goal, which is why SHP is joining the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) in […]

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No-till
Soybeans coming up through field residue

May 2, 2019

No time to till? Why not no-till?

For many of you in the Midwest, 2018 brought some challenges. Lots of rain, lots of snow and lots of moisture that made harvest and any sort of fieldwork difficult.  Many of the farmers we talked to didn’t get the chance to complete all of their fall tillage due to poor field conditions.  This spring […]

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SHP team
SHP field managers

March 22, 2019

Soil Health Partnership Announces Several Open Positions

As the Soil Health Partnership heads into its fifth year of long term data collection on working farms, the organization is hiring for several roles to support its expanding footprint. Open roles include Development Director, a Michigan Research Manager, Soil Health Kansas-Nebraska Field Manager, and Soil Health Minnesota Field Manager. The Soil Health Partnership Development […]

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