SHP News Releases

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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Thursday, 02 August, 2018

Get #SoilSmart: Soil Health Partnership Launches Soil Health Awareness Campaign

Visit Brian Corkill’s Twitter page, and you’ll learn that he’s a farmer, husband, father, Illini and coach, with a passion for “Ag, technology, learning and preserving what we have for future generations.” The 48-year-old Corkill, who owns and runs BA Farms in Galva, Illinois, is among the growing number of farmers engaging in social media to enhance farm business, learn, and connect with his industry.

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Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Soil Health Summer Field Days to Help Illinois Farmers Advance Farming Businesses

(Chesterfield, Mo.) – The groundswell continues to grow for soil health as an on-farm business and environmental strategy, with more Illinois farmers ready to take that first step. To help them learn from their peers and answer tough questions on adopting new ag practices, the Soil Health Partnership embarks on its fifth year of participating in dozens of field days across 12 states this summer and fall, including Illinois.

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Monday, 26 March, 2018

Soil Health Partnership Begins Search for New Director as Organization Continues to Grow

(ST. LOUIS) – As the Soil Health Partnership heads into its fourth year of long-term data collection on working farms, some changes are afoot among the staff due to promotions, and several positions are open. An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the program’s goal is to quantify the benefits of soil health-promoting practices from an economic as well as environmental standpoint, showing farmers how healthy soil benefits their bottom line.

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Thursday, 22 February, 2018

New Virtual Reality Video Tells Soil Health Story from ‘Every Angle’

(ST. LOUIS) – As interest grows in soil health and its potential to optomize farming, the Soil Health Partnership has developed a new tool to immerse the inquisitive. Partnering with StoryUP, the nonprofit ag group has produced a “virtual reality” video that will allow viewers to visit a farm enrolled in SHP and experience a Virtual Field Day.

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Monday, 22 January, 2018

First Annual Soil Health Summit Awards Honor Best in Soil Health

(CHICAGO) – Innovators. Educators. Communicators. Those are just some of the words used to describe the four recipients of the newly inaugurated “Seeds of Change Awards” at the 2018 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 18-19 in Chicago. These awards were developed to highlight those members of the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to advocate for the partnership and for soil health throughout the year.

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