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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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Farmer programs

Bridging the Gap – Keith Byerly

December 16, 2020

SHP Field Team Director–West Keith Byerly shares why it’s important for farmers to focus on soil health and how SHP helps bridge the gap between “the folks who are studying and the folks who are practicing.”

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Cover crops, Farmer programs, Grazing, Tillage
Trinity Creek Ranch - Family Photo

19. Mikayla Tabert – Diversification and Innovation are Key at Trinity Creek Ranch

December 15, 2020

If you could choose only three words to describe Trinity Creek Ranch in Red Lake Falls, Minn., you would probably land somewhere in the realm of diversification, innovation and family. That combination of values is why we’re so glad to have Mikayla Tabert from Trinity Creek join us on The People of Soil Health Podcast. […]

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Industry partnerships
John and Greg talking in the field

Collaboration is Key to Maximizing Soil Health Impact

December 10, 2020

In 2017, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) recognized the importance of healthy soil when it awarded a $10 million grant over three years to the Soil Health Institute (SHI), the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and The Nature Conservancy to advance soil health science, research and education. Matched by foundations, leading companies, a […]

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Nutrient management
Hands holding soil and roots

Farmer Experiences Highlight the Intersection of Nutrient Management and Soil Health

December 3, 2020

When getting started with new conservation and sustainability practices, it can be challenging to know where to start. Should I look at tillage or cover crops first? Does it make the most sense to adapt my nutrient management approach or change how I soil test? When you find yourself asking these questions, one of the […]

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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships
Videos

Maximizing Impact Through Partnerships – John Mesko

December 2, 2020

SHP Senior Director John Mesko shares how SHP’s connection to real, working farms is key to building industry partnerships and maximizing our impact on soil health and sustainability.

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