SHP News Releases

SHP and Illinois Corn Receive USDA Conservation Innovation Grant
Tuesday, 03 December, 2019

SHP and Illinois Corn Receive USDA Conservation Innovation Grant

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a program of the National Corn Growers Association, and IL Corn are excited to announce a new project focusing on helping farmers understand and implement new soil health practices and connecting those practices to farm profitability.  The project is funded by the USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Program, the on-farm trial portion of which was authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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New PED Talks Video Series Digs into Soil Health
Tuesday, 29 October, 2019

New PED Talks Video Series Digs into Soil Health

A series of 10-to-15-minute, science-centered “PED Talks” on soil health has been posted on YouTube. Soil peds are aggregated particles of sand, silt, clay and organic matter. Like their namesake, PED Talks combine soil-related topics including explanations of soil health, how we can improve it, and the progress that’s being made to ensure we have the healthy soils necessary to feed, clothe and fuel the world in the future.

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Mesko To Lead SHP as Senior Director
Monday, 14 October, 2019

Mesko To Lead SHP as Senior Director

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to announce John Mesko as Senior Director of the organization. Mesko leads SHP leveraging a farmer-focused mission, a strong internal team and a growing community of collaboration.  

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Global Collaborative Launches OpenTEAM™, the First Open Source Technology Ecosystem In the World To Address Soil Health and Mitigate Climate Change
Friday, 02 August, 2019

Global Collaborative Launches OpenTEAM™, the First Open Source Technology Ecosystem In the World To Address Soil Health and Mitigate Climate Change

Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment, together with founding collaborators Stonyfield Organic, the USDA's LandPKS project and Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR), today announced the launch of OpenTEAM, the first open source technology ecosystem in the world to address soil health and mitigate climate change. OpenTEAM is projected to provide quantitative feedback on millions of acres of farmland by 2024.

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The Fertilizer Institute partners with SHP as a Data Supporter
Friday, 26 July, 2019

The Fertilizer Institute partners with SHP as a Data Supporter

To better enable the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) to fully leverage its unique data set, SHP established Data Supporters as a new sponsorship level. The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) recently joined this group of SHP supporters, providing funds to analyze data collected from our partner farms. 

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