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FARMS ENROLLED IN THE SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP

The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting farmer profitability, a stable food supply, and the environment.

Ask anyone in agriculture and they’ll tell you: healthy soils sustain optimal yields. Just as important, if less apparent, is the crucial role soil health can play in protecting water quality and other aspects of good environmental stewardship.

While agriculture has seen massive leaps in technological innovation, we haven’t seen a concentrated effort to aggregate and measure the beneficial effects of long-term innovative soil management strategies. Until now.

At least a ten-year scientific program administered by the National Corn Growers Association, SHP brings together diverse partners to work towards common goals.

With more than 100 working farms enrolled in 12 states, the SHP tests, measures and advances progressive farm management practices that will enhance sustainability and farm economics for generations to come.

 

HOW DOES THE SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP DEFINE SOIL HEALTH?

We believe soil health is the continued capacity of a soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans.

 

 

An NCGA Initiative

 

Support from

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

The General Mills Foundation

Midwest Row Crop Collaborative

Monsanto

National Wheat Foundation

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Pisces

The Walton Family Foundation

 

With Technical Support From

The Environmental Defense Fund

The Nature Conservancy

 

With Scientific Advice From

Larry Clemens, The Nature Conservancy

Alison Eagle, Environmental Defense Fund

Joe Fargione, The Nature Conservancy

Suzy Friedman, Environmental Defense Fund

Nick Goeser, Ph.D., NCGA

Daren Harmel, Ph.D., USDA-ARS

Jerry Hatfield, Ph.D., USDA-ARS

Wayne Honeycutt, Ph.D., NRCS

Doug Karlen, Ph.D., USDA-ARS-MWA

Eileen Kladivko, Ph.D., Purdue University

Charles Rice, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Peter Scharf, Ph.D., University of Missouri

Jeff Seale, Ph.D. Monsanto

Wally Tyner, Ph.D., Purdue University

Harold Van Es, Ph.D., Cornell University

 

Contact
soilhealth@ncga.com

(636) 733-5544

 

 

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A project to make agriculture more productive and sustainable through improved soil health.