Soil Health Partnership Expanding to 100 Farms

Kelly Marshall

The largest farmer-led soil health research project is expanding by 35 more farms. The Soil Health Partnership will now have a total of 100 farms working to understand sustainability and how it can lead to profitability. “We believe our long-term data on real, working farms will result in a better understanding of the links between soil health and our farmers’ …

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Soil Health Partnership Adds New Leadership

Kelly Marshall

Jack Cornell, a plant scientist recently from Monsanto, will be moving into a new position at the Soil Health Partnership. Cornell’s new role in the organization is to lead the ambitious on-farm data collection efforts as operations manager. He and his team will manage the collected data, provide strategic direction for SHP and act as a conduit of information to …

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Des Moines Hosts 3rd Soil Health Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Nearly 200 scientists, industry leaders, environmentalists, water quality experts and farmers gathered in Des Moines last week for third annual summit of the Soil Health Partnership, a project to make agriculture more productive and sustainable through healthy soil. “Through this program, we have powerful analytics underway providing early indicators of tangible links between soil health and enhanced farm performance,” said …

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Soil Health Partnership Celebrates World Soil Day

Kelly Marshall

The Soil Health Partnership honored World Soil Day yesterday with a fun and educational video.  “Farmers to the Rescue: How Healthy Soil Can Save the Planet” reflects on steps that can be take to protect our most vital resource. “Soil health is the next frontier in agricultural sustainability,” said Nick Goeser, SHP director. “Restoring organic matter through practices like growing cover …

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Soil Health Partnership Featured at Conference

Kelly Marshall

Several key organizations have gathered in St. Louis, Missouri this week to delve into soil health as a key element in carbon sequestration efforts.  “C-Quest: Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture,” featured the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a farmer-led initiative of the Nation Corn Growers Association.  Together with Monsanto Company, Washington University in St. Louis, Foundation for Food and …

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Soil Health Partnership Field Days Come to Close

Lizzy Schultz

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) field days are coming to an end for this growing season after the series hosted 40 different events in eight states throughout the summer. The events were mainly hosted by farmers enrolled in the program and had regular cooperation from local groups, and were held with the intention of spreading the word about cover crops, …

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Midwest Row Crop Collaborative Launches

Joanna Schroeder

The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative was announced during the 2016 Farm Progress Show this week to add more support to on-farm conservation programs and practices. First out of the gate, the Collaborative will raise $4 million dollars over five years to support the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) initiative. The Collaborative was created to support, …

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SHP Welcomes New Program Coordinator

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has recently welcomed Anne Dietz as the new program coordinator for the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), where she will provide support to share information and research across the full network of SHP partner organizations. “Anne is an excellent addition to our team, and we are excited to have her unique skillset to help our …

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Field Days Highlight Soil Health Practices

Kelly Marshall

Soil Health Partnership field days include advanced farming practices for Indiana farmers with both more and less experience. The summer schedule offers growers the chance to learn from experts and peers and see what’s happening in the world of soil health. The following schedule is planned for August and September: Aug. 11: Harlan, Ind. Aug. 11: Stryker, Ind. Aug. 17: …

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Summer Field Days Focus on Soil Health

Joanna Schroeder

With summer in full swing, the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) has kicked off its field days with a focus on how changing nutrient management and tillage strategies, along with cover crop adoption, can create long-term environmental and economic benefits. The field days began in June and will continue through September with a focus on the Midwest, specifically Iowa and Illinois. …

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