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The Soil Health Partnership Soil Sessions webinar series provides in-depth and visual updates on our various programs and research findings. Soil Sessions cover a range of topics such as our evolving data insights, how SHP manages and integrates data, our connection to and work with our partners, as well as providing technical information on topics like cover crops, scouting and grazing.

The hour-long webinars are typically held on the last Tuesday of every other month. Scroll down this page for a calendar of upcoming Soil Sessions and for a list of recorded sessions.

CCA CEUs are usually available for attending webinars.

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Kirk Kimble precision ag

September 29, 2020 | 10:00 am CST

Yield Data Collection

Join SHP Field Manager Keith Byerly as he shares his top tips for ensuring you're collecting accurate yield data. Since we don't get to hit the reset button on harvest, Keith's advice will help make sure you have the information needed to make the best decisions in the future.

Previous Soil Sessions

Field checks

July 28, 2020

SHP Field Insights

Join Dustin Brucker, SHP Field Manager for Iowa, Jim Isermann, SHP Field Manager for Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, and Kristin Poley, Michigan Research Manager for Soil Session to discuss SHP field insights. During this webinar we will discuss what SHP Field Managers are seeing in the field, including: Field update with observations from the field checks […]

Cover crops, Field checks

May 26, 2020

Aerial Seeding

Join John Stewart, SHP Field Manager for Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio for a Soil Session discussing aerial seeding. During this webinar John discusses the basics of aerial seeding and how it could benefit your operation, including: aerial seeding equipment, identifying an aerial applicator, and considerations before aerial seeding. Soil Sessions is a webinar series by […]

Industry partnerships, Soil sampling

April 28, 2020

Quality In, Quality Out – Dos and Don’ts of Soil Sampling, Hosted by Dr. Nick Ward

Join Dr. Nick Ward, President of Ward Laboratories, Inc. for a Soil Session discussing soil sampling. During this webinar we will discuss the need for soil sampling and various soil sampling practices, including: Sample and sub sample numbers, sample depth and sample location Tools for successful soil sampling Costs to soil sample Plant sampling Soil […]

Soil health indicators

March 31, 2020

Soil Health Indicators

SHP Field Manager for Minnesota Anna Teeter discusses soil health indicators, including: the different types of soil health indicators, how to test soil health on your farm, and the soil health indicators that SHP collects and what they mean. Soil Sessions is a webinar series by the Soil Health Partnership that provides monthly, in-depth updates […]

SHP team

January 28, 2020

Welcome to 2020 – SHP’s Next Phase

SHP Senior Director, John Mesko, discusses SHP’s plan for 2020 and beyond. John discusses the impact of building soil health as a primary emphasis in agriculture and the need for a focus on farming resiliency. He highlights what SHP has learned in order to advance SHP work into the future, discusses SHP’s role in addressing […]


November 26, 2019

Transitioning to No-till

Maddy Rabenhorst, SHP Field Manager for North Dakota and South Dakota discusses transitioning to no-till, including: Points to consider before transitioning to no-till. How to know if your no-till system is working. Maddy’s personal journey to no-till as a first time no-tiller. Soil Sessions is a webinar series by the Soil Health Partnership that provides […]

Cover crops

October 29, 2019

Interseeding Cover Crops in Corn

Join SHP Research Fellow, Dr. Aaron Brooker, as he recaps his research on interseeding cover crops in corn that was conducted at Michigan State University as part of his Ph.D research. Soil Sessions is a webinar series by the Soil Health Partnership that provides monthly, in-depth updates on various SHP programs and research findings. Soil […]

Farmer programs, Industry partnerships

August 27, 2019

Soil Health on Rented Farmland – Opportunities with Non-Operating Landowners

Join Randy Dell, Agriculture Strategy Manager with the The Nature Conservancy and Mike Dunn, TNC’s Director of Indiana Freshwater Conservation Programs as they discuss lessons learned from a year of exploration of non-operating landowners and conservation. The Nature Conservancy is a founding member and steering committee member of the Soil Health Partnership. Our organizations collaborate, […]

Field checks

July 30, 2019

U.S. Crop Update and Scouting Tips

Join SHP Field Managers, Abigail Peterson and John Stewart, as they discuss the current crop conditions and ways to scout your crop using a drone. During this webinar we will discuss: How to scout fields with cover crops during planting What to expect with a late harvest Drone scouting techniques and strategies Soil Sessions is […]

Soil sampling

June 25, 2019

Soil Sampling: What Are We Measuring, Seeing and Interpreting

In this Soil Sessions Webinar, we discuss why SHP soil samples, give an introduction to soil health and soil health indicators, and describe the SHP soil sampling procedure. During this webinar you will learn: Our soil sampling protocol How we are measuring and storing our data Specific interpretations from our current soil samples Soil Sessions […]

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