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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships, SHP team
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Ep. 32: John Mesko, Legacy of Soil Health Partnership

May 25, 2021

In this final episode of The People of Soil Health podcast, host and SHP Senior Director John Mesko reflects on the legacy of Soil Health Partnership, the people who have made our work possible and how the organization’s impact will live on for many years to come.

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Farmer programs

Bringing This Chapter to a Close: An Open Letter to the Agriculture Community

May 20, 2021

As you may or may not have heard, Soil Health Partnership – a project of the National Corn Growers Association – will close its doors on May 28, 2021. SHP has accomplished its original mission of determining the economic and environmental impact of conservation practices and communicating the importance of soil health to farmers and […]

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Farmer programs, Industry partnerships

Ep. 31: Trey Hill – Experimenting with Carbon Markets

May 18, 2021

Trey Hill, who owns and operates Harborview Farms in partnership with his father, is no stranger to conservation agriculture. “I’m a Midwestern farm trapped in Maryland, I would like to say. We till a little over 10,000 acres. We grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and some barley for malting purposes,” he explained on The People of […]

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Cover crops, Farmer programs, Wheat

Nebraska Farmer Diversifies for the Future

May 13, 2021

Angela Knuth’s journey to improved soil health began back in 2005 when she and her husband Kerry made the move to no-till on their Mead, Neb. farm. As third-generation farmers hoping to pass on what they’ve built to the fourth generation, Angela and Kerry are motivated by a desire to leave the land in the […]

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Ep. 30: Chris Gaesser – Getting Creative to Make Cover Crops Cost Effective

May 11, 2021

Heading back to the family farm wasn’t exactly where Chris Gaesser thought he would end up. “My original plan wasn’t to farm,” he said. “I trained to be an agronomist. I got out of school and I got a job in the industry. I learned a lot and I gained a lot of great knowledge, […]

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Soil health indicators, Soil science

New Article Highlights Variation in Soil Health Indicators Over Space and Time

May 6, 2021

Through collaboration between SHP and Utah State University, a new academic article was published in the June 2021 issue of Soil Security. This scholarly journal publishes original research in soil science and the article focuses on how SHP helps build soil security by supporting the adoption of soil health-promoting practices and monitoring and assessing soil […]

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Soil sampling
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Ep. 29: Nick Ward – Setting Yourself Up for Soil Sampling Success

May 4, 2021

Founded in 1983 by Dr. Ray Ward and his wife, Jolene, Ward Laboratories has worked closely with SHP over the years to facilitate soil testing and analysis for SHP farmers. Nick Ward, the company’s president, joins host John Mesko on this episode of The People of Soil Health to explain what goes on behind the […]

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