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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 Director plays a critical role in leading the relationships and partnership development for the SHP. The Development Director will provide internal support to the Soil Health Partnership Executive Director and work closely with the team of National Directors. This position will partner with the Soil Health Partnership National staff to build a comprehensive partnership and relationship plan to ensure long-term support of our unique on-farm science program. The Development Director will manage and maintain our partnership database with our myriad of partners across sectors – farmers, government agencies, state commodity groups, private companies, NGOs and others. The position will also provide oversight of and contribution to communication efforts.

The Michigan Soil Health Research Manager will provide technical assistance and research collaboration for the Soil Health Partnership and Corn Marketing Program of Michigan. This position manages and maintains knowledge to connect and leverage relationships/networks, research and communication tools, and information to increase effectiveness and efficiency across relevant agricultural and non-agricultural networks. This unique role weds local application in the Michigan geography with the national focus and structure of Soil Health Partnership.

Based in either Kansas or Nebraska, the Soil Health Kansas-Nebraska Field Manager will provide technical assistance and educational resources to the SHP Farm Network farmers and surrounding community members. This position manages and maintains knowledge to connect and leverage relationships/networks, research and communications tools, and information to increase effectiveness and efficiency across relevant agricultural and non-agricultural networks in the assigned territory.

Based in Minnesota, the Soil Health Minnesota Field Manager will provide technical assistance and educational resources to the Soil Health Partnership Farm Network farmers and surrounding community members. This position manages and maintains knowledge to connect and leverage relationships/networks, research and communications tools, and information to increase effectiveness and efficiency across relevant agricultural and non-agricultural networks in the assigned territory.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to .

An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, SHP’s goal is to quantify the benefits of soil health-promoting practices from an economic as well as environmental standpoint, showing farmers how healthy soil benefits their bottom line.

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About the Soil Health Partnership

The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting both farmer profitability and the environment. SHP’s mission is using science and data to support farmers in adopting practical agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm. Administered by the National Corn Growers Association, the partnership has more than 140 working farms enrolled in 14 states. The SHP brings together broad and diverse partners to work towards common goals, with initial and continuing funding and guidance from NCGA, Bayer, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, The General Mills Foundation, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative, National Wheat Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy, and the Walton Family Foundation. For more, visit SoilHealthPartnership.org.

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Stacie McCracken 937-638-5117