News Release: Soil Health Key Topic of Landmark Climate-Smart Agriculture Meeting

Heavy-hitters in ag, environment join forces for course-charting event in St. Louis

Soil Health Field Days Yield Great Turnout in Midwest

After 40 events in eight states, the Soil Health Partnership field days are coming to an end for this growing season. Hosted mostly by farmers enrolled in the program, and often cooperating with local groups, these field days have spread the word about cover crops, reduced tillage and advanced nutrient management to more than 1,500 attendees this year.


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We are identifying, testing and measuring management practices to improve soil health and benefit farmers’ operations.  Many farmers across the country are implementing innovative management practices that result in economic and environmental benefits. We are building upon the work of these farmers to provide connections between on-farm practices and improving soil health.


We believe the results of this farmer-led project will provide a platform for sharing information from farmers to farmers, with the support and resources to benefit farmers’ bottom lines and agricultural sustainability.  We are helping provide the spark for greater understanding and more broadly implementing agricultural practices that work best.


An NCGA Initiative


Support from


Natural Resources Conservation Service

United Soybean Board

The Walton Family Foundation

Midwest Row Crop Collaborative


With Technical Support From

The Environmental Defense Fund

The Nature Conservancy