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Soil science

A Whole-Systems Approach to Farming

April 30, 2021

This blog was guest authored by Kris Johnson of The Nature Conservancy and Clare Lindahl of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.   Science tells us that moving toward a regenerative agriculture system by improving nutrient management and rebuilding soil health in farm fields can deliver dramatic productivity benefits for farmers, while also delivering a […]

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Indiana Farmers Believe in Responsibility to Learn and Share Cover Crop Experiences

April 22, 2021

Ryan and Carrie Sanders are the owners of Grains and Greens Family Farm, located in Angola, Ind. As the parents of two boys and farmers passionate about sustainability, they are often thinking about the legacy they will leave behind – and that includes soil health. “If we’re not taking care of the soil now, what’s it […]

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Cover crops, Farmer programs

Ep. 28: Ken Rosenow – Reducing the Risk of Adopting Conservation Practices

April 20, 2021

Ken Rosenow, alongside his family, is the sixth generation to operate his farm – continuing a legacy that started before the Civil War. While he’s proud of his farming history, Ken is also committed to evolving for the future. That’s one of the reasons why, in 2017, he joined SHP to further his cover crop efforts.  […]

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Soil science
Close-Up of Soybean

Don’t be Afraid to Customize Your Soil Health Strategy

April 15, 2021

When we talk about soil health at SHP, we often talk about how important it is to find a strategy that fits your farm. That’s especially true when you think about how varied soil types and weather conditions can be. Sure, that’s obvious when you start comparing different states – California vs. Maryland or Florida […]

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Soil health indicators
SHP field manager looking at soil

3 Ingredients for Success in Soil Health

April 8, 2021

Profitable conservation systems do not look the same on every farm. Growers must implement different strategies to address their specific needs, thanks to a wide range of variables including soil type, moisture availability, equipment and labor. However, just because every farmer takes a slightly different approach to soil health, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some […]

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Soil health indicators
Videos

One Earth – Soil Health Partnership

April 7, 2021

We only get one Earth – and just one life to do the best we can to take care of it. That’s why we’re committed to helping farmers build a strong legacy of sustainability and stewardship through soil health.

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Cover crops, Farmer programs
Videos

Leaving a Legacy of Soil Health – Kevin Ross

April 7, 2021

Iowa farmer and former National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Kevin Ross shares what soil health means to him, and why he values working with Soil Health Partnership.

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Cover crops, Farmer programs
Videos

Getting to Know Zeb Zuehls – SHP Farmer in Wisconsin

April 7, 2021

Zeb Zuehls farms near Montello, WI, alongside his father, wife and children. Learn more about Zeb’s farm and his work with Soil Health Partnership in this Q&A video.

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Wheat

Using Wheat in Your Soil Health Program

April 7, 2021

While wheat is a common cash crop, SHP Field Manager Dustin Brucker shares how it can also be used as a cover crop as part of your soil health program. Learn more at soilhealthpartnership.org.

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Grazing
Videos

The Benefits of Grazing Cover Crops

April 7, 2021

SHP Field Manager Dustin Brucker shares how cover crops can be used for livestock feed, either by grazing or harvesting for forage. Learn more at soilhealthpartnership.org.

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