Digging In

Teeter Joins SHP as Minnesota Field Manager
Monday, 26 August, 2019

Teeter Joins SHP as Minnesota Field Manager

Anna Teeter is SHP’s newest team member, joining as a Field Manager covering Minnesota. Anna most recently received her Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the Department of Soil Science. Her thesis evaluated preserving nitrogen from fall applied dairy manure using nitrapyrin, a nitrification inhibitor, in combination with spring wheat as a fall cover crop. 

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Bayer: Addressing Environmental Challenges Collaboratively
Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Bayer: Addressing Environmental Challenges Collaboratively

Bayer is proud to be a founding member of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). We recognize the need and opportunity to gain a better understanding of soil health. SHP allowed for the creation of a farmer-led collaboration that drives the focus on implementing the most impactful projects and practices in operations while achieving positive environmental outcomes. We realized the challenge of improving soil health was not something we could accomplish alone and sharing knowledge through partnerships is the best approach.

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Saving the Soil
Tuesday, 20 August, 2019

Saving the Soil

Theo Bartman of Rock Valley, Iowa had been utilizing cover crops for two years before deciding it was time to take a deeper plunge. After some research he found the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and learned about the trials being conducted with cover crops and no-till practices. Not long after, Theo enrolled in the program.

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Seeing the Change
Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

Seeing the Change

Carrie Vollmer-Sanders of Angola, Indiana, and her husband, Ryan, were using cover crops for nearly three years before deciding they wanted to take a more “all in” approach to soil health. After hearing about the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and the program’s focus on the benefits behind sustainability practices, they decided SHP was a perfect partner for their farm.

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Dedication, Comparison, and Cover Crops
Tuesday, 06 August, 2019

Dedication, Comparison, and Cover Crops

Greg Whitmore of Shelby, Nebraska, has utilized cover crops on his farm for more than 18 years, but he was continuously looking for more ways to dive deeper into soil health and learn more about how to improve organic matter from other farmers. Greg knew he had found the resources he was looking for when Kelly Brunkhorst, Executive Director of the Nebraska Corn Board, encouraged him to check out the Soil Health Partnership.

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NCGA: Showcasing the U.S. Grower Through Soil Health
Thursday, 01 August, 2019

NCGA: Showcasing the U.S. Grower Through Soil Health

As the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) looks back on five years with the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), the goals of the founding members was to demonstrate soil health improvements in a way that encourages widespread adoption. By SHP being grower led, we are demonstrating to our peers what works and does not work. Growers are working together to improve their soil health and do so economically.

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