Ask anyone in agriculture and they’ll tell you: healthy soils sustain higher 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. However, while our industry has seen massive leaps in innovation in seed technology, equipment design and precision planting strategies, we haven’t seen a concentrated effort to aggregate and measure the beneficial effects of innovative soil management strategies. Until now. 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

Monsanto

Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Walton Family Foundation

Midwest Row Crop Collaborative

The General Mills Foundation

 

With Technical Support From

The Environmental Defense Fund

The Nature Conservancy

 

With Scientific Advice From

Alison Eagle - Environmental Defense Fund

Joe Fargione - The Nature Conservancy

Suzy Friedman, Environmental Defense Fund

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

Larry Clemens, The Nature Conservancy

Mike Plumer, Ph.D., Agricultural Consultant

Charles Rice, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Peter Scharf, Ph.D., University of Missouri

Jeff Seale - Monsanto

Wally Tyner, Ph.D., Purdue University

Harold Van Es, Ph.D., Cornell University

 

Contact
Nick Goeser Ph.D. - BIO

Director of Soil Health and Sustainability
National Corn Growers Association
soilhealth@ncga.com

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Contact Field Managers

 

Dan Towery - BIO

Field Manager – Indiana

dan@agconservationsolutions.com

 

Hans Kok, Ph.D., CCA - BIO

Field Manager – Indiana and Ohio

hanskokllc@gmail.com

 

Elyssa McFarland - BIO

Field Manager – Iowa

mcfarland@ncga.com

 

Jacob Ness - BIO

Field Manager – West Iowa

ness@ncga.com

 

Jim Isermann

Field Manager – Illinois - BIO

isermann@ncga.com

 

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