SHP News Releases

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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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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