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Farmer programs

SHP Releases 2019 Annual Report

January 30, 2020

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
Soil Sessions

Welcome to 2020 – SHP’s Next Phase

January 28, 2020

SHP Senior Director, John Mesko, discusses SHP’s plan for 2020 and beyond. John discusses the impact of building soil health as a primary emphasis in agriculture and the need for a focus on farming resiliency. He highlights what SHP has learned in order to advance SHP work into the future, discusses SHP’s role in addressing […]

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SHP team

SHP Hosts Educational Sessions at Upcoming Commodity Classic

January 23, 2020

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

Wheat Cover Crop Benefits SHP Farmer

January 16, 2020

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

Dustin Brucker Joins SHP as Western Iowa Field Manager

January 9, 2020

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

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

January 2, 2020

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

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

January 2, 2020

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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