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SHP team
SHP team

March 12, 2020

SHP Launches The People of Soil Health Podcast

The Soil Health Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of The People of Soil Health Podcast on April 7. The People of Soil Health Podcast will provide a direct connection into the network of soil health professionals who are focused on the on-farm economic and environmental benefits of soil health. SHP Senior Director John Mesko will serve as the […]

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Farmer programs

March 5, 2020

SHP Recognizes Farmers with Seeds of Change Awards

Last week, five Soil Health Partnership (SHP) farmers received the “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2020 Commodity Classic. These awards highlight those participants in SHP who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. “The Soil Health Partnership’s farmers are at the core of our work. Without their commitment and support, the […]

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Wheat
combining wheat

February 27, 2020

National Wheat Yield Contest Helping to Build Understanding of Wheat’s Impact on Soil Health

Did you know Roughly 75% of U.S. wheat acres are grown in dry regions, and the crop has proven to be adaptable to minimum till or no-till. Check out our latest blog to learn why wheat is an attractive crop for farmers looking to improve soil health. The National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest just completed its […]

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Farmer programs

February 27, 2020

SHP Honors Best in Soil Health at Commodity Classic

Five dedicated leaders in soil health received the Soil Health Partnership’s (SHP) “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. These awards highlight those participants in SHP who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. “The Soil Health Partnership’s farmers are at the core of our […]

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Wheat
Justin Knopf headshot

February 20, 2020

Wheat Trials Evaluate Soil Health and Environmental Indicators

Knopf Farms is one of three new sites in the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) network, through a partnership with the National Wheat Foundation, that is evaluating the impacts of diversified crop rotation and how wheat can benefit the soil and other environmental indicators. “We see soil health as a foundational part of the equation that we […]

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Industry partnerships, Wheat
wheat up close

February 13, 2020

Wheat Sites Expand, Diversifying SHP Program

As the third largest cash crop in the US, wheat farmers have a major influence on our farm economy and our environment. That’s why the Soil Health Partnership partnered with the National Wheat Foundation, made possible by the generous support of General Mills, to establish three additional wheat-focused sites across Kansas and Minnesota for the 2020 growing […]

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SHP team
Carrie Roever

February 6, 2020

SHP Adds Dr. Roever as Data Manager

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to introduce Dr. Carrie Roever as the new Data Manager. Dr. Roever’s primary responsibility will be to assist in organizing and finding efficiencies in the SHP data. “I enjoy assembling the puzzle that is involved with figuring out data and looking for efficiencies. I’m eager to dig into […]

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Farmer programs

January 30, 2020

SHP Releases 2019 Annual Report

Soil Health Partnership released their first ever annual report for 2019. This marked the five-year anniversary of SHP and the report compiled the progress in what was another year of growth for the organization. “We started off the year by releasing preliminary findings at the 2019 Soil Health Summit,” John Mesko, Senior Director of SHP […]

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SHP team

January 23, 2020

SHP Hosts Educational Sessions at Upcoming Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic brings together farmers from across the country to network and learn from their peers. Hosted by farmers, for farmers, it is hailed as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational event in the country. The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is attending Commodity Classic and is hosting a series of educational sessions throughout the three-day […]

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Cover crops, Wheat
Mike Buis test plot sign

January 16, 2020

Wheat Cover Crop Benefits SHP Farmer

In a recent SHP business case emphasizing the weed control benefit of planting a wheat cover crop, SHP farmer Mike Buis shared his soil health journey. Mike, with his brother Jeff, farms 3,100 acres of rolling farmland west of Indianapolis, Indiana; together, they own 1,400 acres and rent 1,700 acres. Most of the cropland is in a […]

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