Soil Health Summit 2019

Making soil health research relevant to operational success was one of the key goals of the 5th annual Soil Health Summit, held in St. Louis, Missouri, January 15th & 16th.


The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting both farmer profitability and the environment.

Listen to interview with Dr. Shefali Mehta




Break-out sessions covered federal policy and regulation, tillage methods, nutrient management, and the future of ag technologies. “The Soil Health Partnership’s strength has its roots in our committed and supportive partners—especially the farmers and agronomists who play an important role in our ability to support research-based practices,” said Dr. Shefali Mehta, Executive Director of the Soil Health Partnership. 











The 2019 “Seeds of Change” awards honored those who go above and beyond to advocate for the partnership and for soil health.

From left to right:  Exceptional Educator John (and Joan, not pictured) Maxwell, Iowa Field Manager Lisa Kubik, Ace Agronomist Bryce Kujawa, Illinois Field Manager Abigail Peterson, SHP Executive Director Shefali Mehta, Champion Communicator Deb Gangwish, Iowa Field Manager Jacob Ness, Wisconsin/Minnesota Field Manager Tricia Verville, and Super Sprout Brian Ryberg.  Not pictured:  Data Dominator Brian Martin

Listen to interview with Exceptional Educator John Maxwell

Read the news release

And if you ask any attendee, they’ll tell you the best part of the Summit is the conversation and knowledge-sharing!