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Farmer programs
The People of Soil Health

22. Joshlin & Addie Yoder – Sharing the Story of Conservation on the Farm

January 26, 2021

For Joshlin and Addie Yoder, their journey back to the farm wasn’t a straight path. “We both attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 2002,” Joshlin explains. “But I went into retail for five years, following graduation from college. We moved to Alabama and lived down there for five years before that desire and […]

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Cover crops
cover crop field

Should I Plant Green?

January 21, 2021

Whether we are presenting webinars, publishing farmer business cases, or just having everyday conversations with our SHP farmers, one topic seems to come up over and over again: Should I plant green or not? Planting green – when a cash crop is planted directly into a still-growing cover crop, instead of terminating the cover crop first […]

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Cover crops, Tillage

The Economics of Conservation Practices

January 20, 2021

Maria Bowman (Lead Scientist for Soil Health Partnership) and Vincent Gauthier (Research Analyst for Environmental Defense Fund) preview findings from an upcoming report looking at how conservation practices impact the farm bottom line.

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Farmer programs
Kevin Ross looking at corn with son

Making the Most of the Opportunities We’re Given

January 14, 2021

One of our team members, Keith Byerly, has been known to remind us from time-to-time that each planting, each harvest – it only happens once. That while we can always learn from this year as we consider what we’ll do in the next, we don’t get a do-over on this trip around the sun. His […]

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Cover crops, Farmer programs
The People of Soil Health

21. John Stewart – Innovative Approaches to Cover Crop Seeding

January 12, 2021

It’s no secret that, when it comes to cover crop seeding, farmers are always trying to balance a tight timeline and impending weather in the fall. Especially during wet or cold autumns, getting into the field in a timely manner after cash crop harvest – and being able to give your cover crop enough time […]

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Farmer programs
Carrie and Ryan Sanders reviewing data

Setting Yourself Up for Success in the New Year

January 7, 2021

The start of a new year provides opportunities for fresh beginnings. It also gives us the chance to reflect on the past and consider what we want for the future. As you consider your soil health approaches for the new year, here are three ways you can set yourself up for success. Look back on […]

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Cover crops, Farmer programs, Tillage
The People of Soil Health

20. Jason Lay – Making the Most of the Resources You Have

December 29, 2020

Many farmers would look at Jason Lay’s operation in Bloomington-Normal, Ill. and count him as one of the lucky ones. Rich, productive soils. Supportive landowners. Neighbors who are interested in what he’s doing on his farm. But, according to Jason, that doesn’t mean he can get complacent. “I’ll just start it off by saying this […]

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SHP team
Soil Health Lessons – SHP Plot Sign

4 Soil Health Lessons We Learned in 2020

December 17, 2020

There is no doubt about it: 2020 has been an interesting year. While we don’t need to rehash everything that made the last 12 months unique and, in many ways, challenging, we can say with confidence that 2020 has been a year of learning, growth, and reminders about what is most important. As we look […]

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Farmer programs
Videos

Diversifying for the Future – Angela Knuth

December 16, 2020

Angela Knuth and her family are SHP farmers from Mead, Nebraska. In this video, she shares they focus on soil health, reasons for diversifying their crop rotation, and the value of collaborating with Soil Health Partnership.

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Farmer programs
Videos

Taking a Long-Term Perspective on Soil Health – Greg Whitmore

December 16, 2020

Nebraska farmer Greg Whitmore shares about the conservation practices he uses on his farm, why he cares about investing in soil health, and the value of collaborating with Soil Health Partnership.

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