Bayer Focusing Future Research, Innovation on Soil

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

The keynote speaker at this year’s Soil Health Summit told participants they need to get involved and understand how the global economy affects innovation and the regulatory environment regarding agriculture. Sustainability is a key factor globally, and many of those efforts are tied to the soil. “We have a lot of very emergent technologies, disruptive technologies we’re working on, and … Read More

Soil Health Partnership Grows Program

AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Corn, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is expanding its program thanks to a large investment made by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and matched by other donors. The FFAR, a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill, awarded a $9.4 million grant to SHP, the Soil Health Institute, and The Nature Conservancy. The grant is being matched by … Read More

Soil Health Partnership Simulates Rain at FPS17

Chuck ZimmermanAgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Soil Health Partnership

The weather was perfect at the 2017 Farm Progress Show but it was raining in the Soil Health Partnership exhibit. The highlight of the exhibit was a rainfall simulator, demonstrating the effects of rainfall on different types of management practices. The eye catching display provided an opportunity for the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership to promote different aspects of soil management … Read More

Soil Health Institute to Unveil National Plan

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

The Soil Health Institute (SHI), a leading resource for science-based soil health information, is unveiling a National Soil Health Action Plan they’ve been developing with the help of experts, including those in agriculture, for the past four years. The announcement will take place on May 18 at 9:00 a.m. a the First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club in Washington D.C. … Read More

Food, Conservation Groups Invest in Soil

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Conservation, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

Some major consumer and conservation organizations are working together to help create better soil health and enhance farm sustainability. A $2 million investment from General Mills will provide tools and resources for The Nature Conservancy, Soil Health Institute, and Soil Health Partnership to use in working with farmers, landowners, and supply chain leaders to create healthier soil while providing food … Read More

Soil Health Partnership Expanding to 100 Farms

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Soil Health Partnership

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’ … Read More

Soil Health Partnership Adds New Leadership

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Soil Health Partnership

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 … Read More

Des Moines Hosts 3rd Soil Health Summit

Cindy ZimmermanSoil, Soil Health Partnership

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 … Read More