Making soil health research relevant to operational success was one of the key goals of the 4th annual Soil Health Summit, held in Rosemont, IL, Jan 18 - 19.
The Soil Health Partnership - a project to make agriculture more productive and sustainable through healthy soil hosted nearly 300 farmers, scientists, agronomists, industry leaders, environmentalists and water quality experts at the annual meeting.
"More year-over-year comparisons are and will be available across our network. These are critical to understanding what happens with certain soil practices over time," said Nick Goeser, director of the Soil Health Partnership.
Break-out sessions delved into tillage methods, nutrient management, social media use and the future of ag technologies.
The first "Seeds of Change" awards honored those who go above and beyond to advocate for the partnership and for soil health.
And if you ask any attendee, they'll tell you the best part of the Summit is the conversation and knowledge-sharing!
The 2019 summit is tentatively planned for St. Louis. Watch for more details soon!