SHP News Releases

Tuesday, 04 June, 2019

Soil Health Partnership Joins Ecosystem Services Market Consortium as a Legacy Partner Member


The Soil Health Partnership (SHP)’s objective is to measure and communicate the economic and environmental benefits of different soil management strategies, and provide a set of regionally-specific, data‑driven recommendations to farmers. Partnerships with other data-driven organizations can help fully realize that goal, which is why SHP is joining the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) in order to advance the development of a market-based approach to promoting land stewardship and to create a market for farmers to benefit from the practices they implement on their land.

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Thank you, Elyssa McFarland!
Monday, 11 March, 2019

Thank you, Elyssa McFarland!

Agriculture is a family business. Roles and responsibilities of that business evolve and change throughout the seasons. It’s bittersweet to announce that Elyssa McFarland, Development Director, is leaving the Soil Health Partnership staff to manage her family’s farm in southeast Iowa. Elyssa’s last day with SHP is March 19th.

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Wednesday, 13 February, 2019

Soil Health Partnership Call for Proposals

(ST. LOUIS) – The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) announced it is accepting proposals for partnerships and collaboration for 2019. SHP encourages any organization or individuals who have an interest in working together to submit ideas.

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Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Second Annual Soil Health Summit Awards Honor Best in Soil Health

(ST. LOUIS) – Five dedicated leaders in soil health received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These awards highlight those participants in the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year.

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Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

Soil Health Partnership hires Maria Bowman as new Lead Scientist

(ST. LOUIS) – The Soil Health Partnership has tapped Dr. Maria Bowman, a notable and experienced agricultural and resource economist, for the new position of Lead Scientist. Her role will be significant, guiding the organization in building a unique and extensive U.S. database of soil health samples from working farms, analyzing them, and drawing conclusions that could impact agriculture for decades to come.

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Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Annual Soil Health Summit event opens to public for first time

(ST. LOUIS) – As the pursuit of improved soil health as an on-farm business and environmental strategy continues to grow, the Soil Health Partnership is taking a new step to foster that interest. For the first time, the organization has opened to the public the annual Soil Health Summit, January 15 – 16 in St. Louis, and especially encourages growers and agronomists to attend.

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Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Dr. Shefali Mehta Tapped as New Leader of Soil Health Partnership

(ST. LOUIS) – Shefali Mehta had a fascination with plants from early in her childhood. From her time growing up in New England, through her education and work in agriculture in the U.S. and around the world, she followed her passion, launching a notable career as an agricultural and environmental economist.

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