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The People of Soil Health Podcast provides a direct connection into the network of soil health professionals who are focused on the on-farm economic and environmental benefits of soil health.

Host John Mesko, SHP Senior Director, interviews the best in the agricultural and environmental industries to discuss soil health practices and management systems, issues facing farmers, and insights from soil data sets. 

Tune in to listen to experts answer soil health questions, share their experiences, and more.

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The People of Soil Health

07. Elyssa McFarland – Soil Science is the New Frontier in Agriculture

June 30, 2020

Soil health indicators

Iowa farmer and SHP Development Manager talked with John Mesko about the future of soil health. As a farmer, she sees anecdotal changes on her farm due to the soil health management practices she’s incorporated. As a researcher, she is really interested in being able to measure and track the changes and tie them to outcomes on the farm. In Elyssa’s mind, soil health is the new frontier in agriculture.

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The People of Soil Health

06. Jay Watson – Why Soil Health is a Win-Win-Win Situation

June 16, 2020

Industry partnerships, Wheat

Jay Watson, Sourcing Sustainability Engagement Manager for General Mills, chats with host John Mesko about why General Mills is so invested in soil health. He believes focusing on soil health and improving natural resources is a win-, win-, win for the producers, for the environment, and for downstream food companies.

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The People of Soil Health

05. Mike Jordan – Growing Cover Crops In Difficult Places

June 2, 2020

Cover crops

Mike Jordan, a wheat farmer in Kansas, joined the Soil Health Partnership to gain access to expertise and see if he could make cover crops work on his farm after a few years of trying it on his own with only minimal success. After years of inconsistent success with cover crops, Mike is taking a new approach.

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04. Kristin Poley – Translating Data to Real Work Answers

May 19, 2020

Soil health indicators

Kristin Poley, SHP Michigan Research Manager, is focused on building research partnerships that help answer key soil health and water quality questions. She leverages Michigan’s diverse regions to examine the many challenges and motivations farmers experience while trying to build soil health.

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The People of Soil Health

03. Dr. LaKisha Odom – A Comprehensive Approach to Soil Health

May 5, 2020

Industry partnerships, Soil health indicators

Dr. LaKisha Odom is the Scientific Program Director for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. With partnerships at the core of her work, Dr. Odom oversees the Soil Health Initiative, an example of how organizations can leverage their expertise and learnings to accelerate the adoption of soil health practices.

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02. Pipa Elias – Allies in Conservation

April 21, 2020

Industry partnerships, Soil science

As Director of Agriculture for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in North America, Pipa Elias leads a team of experts in a collaborative approach to help producers meet the growing demand for food while protecting critical lands and waters.

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The People of Soil Health

01. Dr. Maria Bowman – Economic Benefits of a Wheat Cover Crop

April 7, 2020

Cover crops, Wheat

As Lead Scientists for the Soil Health Partnership, Dr. Maria Bowman leads the scientific and data plan for the partnership. She recently published a business case that focuses on the economic benefits of wheat cover crop management practices when adopted at scale.

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The People of Soil Health

Trailer – This Podcast Starts April 7th!

April 6, 2020

SHP team

The People of Soil Health Podcast, hosted by SHP Senior Director John Mesko, launches April 7! Tune in and subscribe in your favorite podcast player to hear the latest from soil health community experts and change-makers.

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