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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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Combine in corn, Mike Buis - Martinsville, Indiana

March 30, 2021 | 10:00 am CST

Going Beyond the Combine: Yield Data & Soil Health Research

In our September 2020 Soil Sessions webinar, we highlighted the basics of setting up and collecting harvest data with your yield monitor. Now, we build on that conversation by digging into what happens with your data once it leaves the field. SHP Field Team Director Keith Byerly and Geospatial Data Analyst Jacob Ness will share how data is ‘cleaned’ and ways we can use the information collected to paint a bigger picture of what’s happening on your farm. While yield is only one piece of the puzzle, it can provide important insights into how and where you can continue building soil health on your operation.

Previous Soil Sessions

Cover crops, Tillage

January 20, 2021

The Economics of Conservation Practices

Maria Bowman (Lead Scientist for Soil Health Partnership) and Vincent Gauthier (Research Analyst for Environmental Defense Fund) preview findings from an upcoming report looking at how conservation practices impact the farm bottom line.

Nutrient management

December 2, 2020

Nutrient Management – Looking at Farmer Experiences

Join Dr. Sally Flis, Senior Director of Agronomy with The Fertilizer Institute, and Lisa Kubik, SHP Field Manager, for Soil Sessions as they dig into several farmer case studies looking at the interaction between soil health, conservation practices, and nutrient management.

Precision ag/Data

September 29, 2020

Fall Preparations for Harvest Success

Join Keith Byerly, Field Team Director – West, as he discusses preparing for a successful harvest. During this webinar we will discuss how to accurately collect data and put it into storage for the future, including: A step-by-step process for setting up your yield monitor Special considerations for crops that will not feed well into […]

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 […]

Tillage

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 […]

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