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Industry partnerships

May 4, 2019

SHP Joins Ecosystem Services Market Consortium

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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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

March 22, 2019

SHP Announces 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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SHP team

March 11, 2019

Thank You, Elyssa McFarland!

Agriculture is a family business. Roles and responsibilities of that business evolve and change throughout the seasons. It’s bittersweet to announce that Elyssa McFarland, Development Director, is leaving the Soil Health Partnership staff to manage her family’s farm in southeast Iowa. Elyssa’s last day with SHP is March 19th. Elyssa joined SHP in 2015 as […]

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Farmer programs

July 31, 2017

Get the Scoop on Soil Health!

What will improve soil health to make farmland more productive, efficient and sustainable for the next generation, and how does it impact the business side? Get the scoop from area farmers and other experts at a field day on Aug. 10 in Harlan, Ind. Education will include: Cover crop interseeding into standing corn Viewing a […]

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Farmer programs

October 23, 2015

SHP Farmer Leader Earns White House Award

Tim Smith remembers driving a Model G two-cylinder tractor to plow his family’s farm in North Central Iowa. Today, still farming that same land, he is a leader in adopting advanced agricultural practices to improve soil health. Doing so protects the water that ends up in the Gulf of Mexico. In recognition of his commitment […]

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