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March 31, 2020
SHP Field Manager for Minnesota Anna Teeter discusses soil health indicators, including: the different types of soil health indicators, how to test soil health on your farm, and the soil health indicators that SHP collects and what they mean. Soil Sessions is a webinar series by the Soil Health Partnership that provides monthly, in-depth updates […]Go to resource >
March 24, 2020
National Ag Day is the perfect time to celebrate American farmers and how they support our food, fiber, and fuel systems. The Soil Health Partnership is celebrating National Ag Day by sharing #soilselfie – a self-portrait with soil.Go to resource >
March 19, 2020
Soil health is the capacity of soil to function as a vital living system to sustain biological productivity, maintain environmental quality, and promote plant, animal, and human health. This is a concept that characterizes the ability of a living soil system to perform functions such as supporting plant health.Go to resource >
March 12, 2020
The Soil Health Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of The People of Soil Health Podcast on April 7. The People of Soil Health Podcast will provide a direct connection into the network of soil health professionals who are focused on the on-farm economic and environmental benefits of soil health. SHP Senior Director John Mesko will serve as the […]Go to resource >
March 9, 2020
Mike Buis farms 3100 acres of rolling farmland just west of Indianapolis with his brother, Jeff. They own 1400 acres and rent 1700 acres. Most of Mike’s cropland is in a corn-soybean or corn-soybean-wheat rotation. Mike began working with the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) in 2016 to experiment with cover crops. On his SHP research field, he trials a cereal rye cover crop before soybeans, and an oats and radish mix before corn. Experimenting with cover crops on his SHP research field prompted Mike to integrate a wheat cover crop on 300 additional acres. We focus on the economic benefits of his wheat cover crop management practices because he has adopted the wheat cover crop at scale.Go to resource >
March 5, 2020
Last week, five Soil Health Partnership (SHP) farmers received the “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2020 Commodity Classic. These awards highlight those participants in SHP who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. “The Soil Health Partnership’s farmers are at the core of our work. Without their commitment and support, the […]Go to resource >
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