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Field checks
Planting soybeans into cover crop

Planting Positive Vibes this Spring

May 30, 2019

Throughout the whole corn belt, there has been one thing in common this planting season – rain. Here in Northeast Indiana, it has caused some major headaches and issues. Currently, as of May 21st, our farm has not turned one wheel in the whole operation. There are many others in this same boat in the […]

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Cover crops
Soil Sessions

Digging into Cover Crops

May 28, 2019

Join us for a deep dive of the opportunities and drawbacks of cover crops.

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Industry partnerships
close up of corn

Iowa Corn Promotion Board® becomes SHP’s first Data Supporter

May 21, 2019

To enable the Soil Health Partnership to fully leverage its unique data set, SHP established Data Supporters as a new sponsorship level. Iowa Corn Promotion Board® (ICPB) is the first organization to earn the title. “Iowa Corn® is looking forward to the results from the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) uncovering significant benefits in soil improvements […]

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Grazing
cattle on wet pasture

Grazing During a Wet Spring

May 16, 2019

Planting annuals in between cash cropping systems can be a great way to produce extra forage and extend the grazing season. And one of the simplest techniques to do this across the Midwest is to plant cereal rye after a corn crop ahead of next year’s soybeans. Cereal rye is very winter hardy and can […]

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Industry partnerships
overview of farmstead

Soil Health Partnership Joins Ecosystem Services Market Consortium as a Legacy Partner Member

May 4, 2019

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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No-till
Soybeans coming up through field residue

No time to till? Why not no-till?

May 2, 2019

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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Farmer programs
Soil Sessions

The Associate Program: Expanding the SHP Farmer Network

April 30, 2019

During this Soil Sessions Webinar, learn about SHP’s Association Program – who can join and how the program works.

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Farmer programs
Soil Sessions

The State of the Soil Health Partnership

April 2, 2019

A look into the Soil Health Partnership and our 2019 and 2020 goals.

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SHP team
SHP field managers

Soil Health Partnership Announces Several Open Positions

March 22, 2019

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
elyssa mcfarland

Thank you, Elyssa McFarland!

March 11, 2019

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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