SHP News Releases

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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Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

Getting Healthy: A New Year’s Resolution…for Soil and Business

(ST. LOUIS) – As we prepare to ring in 2018, “getting healthy” will be a common New Year’s Resolution among millions of people. But for farmers, the New Year is also an opportunity to set goals for getting their soil healthy, a practice taking on elevated importance for protecting natural resources, and helping farmers manage extreme weather, increase profitability and sequester carbon.

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Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Two new field managers join Soil Health Partnership team

(ST. LOUIS) – Two new field managers have joined the Soil Health Partnership, a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Abigail Peterson and Alex Fiock will help manage the growing number of farmers enrolled in the program in Illinois and Indiana.

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Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

FFAR Awards $9.4 Million to Spur Next Leap in Agriculture: Improved Soil Health to Optimize Economic and Environmental Results for U.S. Farmers

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today announced a $9.4 million grant to the Soil Health Institute, the Soil Health Partnership and The Nature Conservancy to improve soil health and, ultimately, support positive economic and environmental outcomes for American farmers.

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Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Wisconsin Farms Join Soil Health Partnership, Accelerating Change in Ag

(ST. LOUIS) – Six Wisconsin farms have joined the Soil Health Partnership, a move that expands an innovative long-term research project to the upper Midwest. The results could convince more farmers to engage in agriculture practices that do everything from making farms more resilient to extreme weather to improving state water quality.

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