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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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SHP team

January 9, 2020

Dustin Brucker Joins SHP as Western Iowa Field Manager

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to announce Dustin Brucker as the new Field Manager for western Iowa, joining the team of nine SHP Field Managers. Dustin grew up on his family’s corn and soybean farm in Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree in Agriculture Business and his master’s degree in Seed Technology and […]

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Farmer programs
Elyssa McFarland talks to farmer

January 2, 2020

First Soil Health Partnership Annual Report Highlights Successes and Growth in 2019

As we close out 2019, the five-year anniversary of Soil Health Partnership, our team has compiled our progress in our first annual report. The year began with the release of preliminary findings at the 2019 Soil Health Summit. These findings indicated that organic matter is increasing on SHP Research Fields, and that there is no statistically significant […]

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Farmer programs
corn ear up close

January 2, 2020

Register for the Next Soil Session: Welcome to 2020 – SHP’s Next Phase

The first Soil Session of the year will be held on Tuesday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m. CST. The title of the Soil Session is Welcome to 2020 – SHP’s Next Phase, hosted by John Mesko. SHP Senior Director John Mesko will kick off the new year with a look at what SHP is planning to […]

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Grazing

December 26, 2019

Experimental Grazing: Tripling Hay Production

After spending much of my career advising other farmers, I wanted to do research on my own farm to understand the impact of grazing on soil and how it could improve the economics of the farm. I was rotationally grazing cattle and sheep on 160 acres that included pasture ground, and hay production acres as well. One […]

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Cover crops, Grazing

December 19, 2019

Grazing Timing and Cover Crops

Grazing can provide many benefits to your operation such as producing feed for livestock, lengthening the grazing season, and producing a second crop off of your corn and soybean acres; however, implementing grazing requires planning. One thing to consider is the time of year your livestock will be utilizing this additional grazing and what cover crops make […]

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