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Industry partnerships
kneeling in corn field

September 5, 2019

FFAR Investment Essential to SHP’s Growth

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit in the 2014 Farm Bill, has been an integral partner in developing the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). FFAR made an impactful contribution that took SHP from a research program to a full-fledged multi-state, farmer-led soil health effort. The FFAR investment in SHP supports collaborative research and education […]

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SHP team
Kristin Poley

August 29, 2019

Poley Joins SHP as Michigan Research Manager

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to announce Kristin Poley as the Michigan Research Manager. Poley will be in a joint research position with the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan (CMPM), The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, and SHP with the primary responsibility to build research partnerships to answer key soil health and water quality questions. “Agriculture in […]

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Industry partnerships
wheat up close

August 27, 2019

National Wheat Foundation Eager to Engage Wheat Growers in SHP

The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is excited to have wheat farmers engaged in the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) as it celebrates its 5th anniversary. We look forward to SHP expanding with wheat, and similar success in wheat as has been seen with corn farmers. NWF values the SHP established network of corn and soybean farmers who are […]

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Industry partnerships
corn field overview

August 27, 2019

Soil Health Workshops to Help Landowners Enhance Farm Stewardship

Two workshops will be held in Missouri in September and October to provide non-operating landowners an opportunity to learn how to maintain profitability and enhance investment for the future. These workshops will take an in-depth look at how to maintain profitability and enhance investment for the future. Topics covered will help landowners understand what can […]

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Industry partnerships
soybeans up close

August 22, 2019

Bayer: Addressing Environmental Challenges Collaboratively

Bayer is proud to be a founding member of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). We recognize the need and opportunity to gain a better understanding of soil health. SHP allowed for the creation of a farmer-led collaboration that drives the focus on implementing the most impactful projects and practices in operations while achieving positive environmental […]

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Industry partnerships
soil trowel with corn

August 22, 2019

SHP Partners with GEMS to Re-Engineer Data Flow

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to announce a partnership with GEMS (Genetics, Environment Management, Socio-Economics) to re-engineer SHP data flow and help with data gap workflow. “SHP looks forward to the partnership growing each year. The first year, we are focused on securely storing and backing up data, connecting to other major data […]

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Farmer programs
Soil with microbes

August 20, 2019

Saving the Soil

Theo Bartman of Rock Valley, Iowa had been utilizing cover crops for two years before deciding it was time to take a deeper plunge. After some research he found the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and learned about the trials being conducted with cover crops and no-till practices. Not long after, Theo enrolled in the program. […]

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Industry partnerships
corn tassel

August 15, 2019

Farmers: Allies in Conservation – The Nature Conservancy Celebrates 5 Years with SHP

Farmers are the heart of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and the heartbeat of our nation. They are not only among our greatest allies in conservation, but they grow the food that nourishes the world. A sustainable food system is potentially one of the most significant ways to ensure a future where both nature and […]

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Farmer programs
combine in soybeans

August 13, 2019

Soil Health Field Day in Harlan, Indiana to Help Farmers Adopt New Practices

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is co-hosting a field day in Harlan, Indiana on Wednesday, September 4 to provide farmers an opportunity to learn from their peers and answer tough questions on adopting new soil health practices. Practices that improve soil health are taking on elevated importance as a means to protect topsoil, helping farmers […]

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Industry partnerships
SHP Senate testimony

August 12, 2019

SHP Participates in Senate Agriculture Committee Briefing

Last week, Executive Director, Dr. Shefali Mehta, participated in the Senate briefing, “An Overview of Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry” that highlighted the agricultural practices farmers are adopting that can help mitigate climate change. Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Executive Director, Debbie Reed, moderated the briefing hosted by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. […]

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