2019 Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting

Join Us for SHI's Information-Packed 2019 Annual Meeting- REGISTRATION IS OPEN! This year’s theme is Soil Health – A Global Imperative, reflecting just how critically imminent it is that we safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soils to address food, water, climate, wildlife, fiber, fuel, and other global issues. Registration is $300 with a special price of $100 for… Continue reading →

Texas Soil Health Short Course Workshop and Tour

Contact: Nathan Haile, Conservation Agronomist Nathan.Haile@tx.usda.gov 361-241-0609 ext 3 A Texas Soil Health Short Course will be held April 23-24, 2019 in Victoria. Attendees will learn how to improve their land management and agricultural operations by increasing biological wealth through ecological principles. Farm and ranch tours will be Tuesday, April 23 followed by an educational… Continue reading →

NACD Soil Health Champions Network Reaches 200 Members

By Beth Mason This month, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Soil Health Champions Network surpassed 200 members across the United States and is still in the process of confirming more members every day. Since its inception in 2015, the NACD Soil Health Champions Network has brought together landowners and operators that not only… Continue reading →

NACD Soil Health Champion recognized for cutting-edge pollinator management practices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Whitney Forman-Cook Whitney-Forman-Cook@nacdnet.org (202) 595-9139 NACD SOIL HEALTH CHAMPION RECOGNIZED FOR CUTTING-EDGE POLLINATOR MANAGEMENT PRACTICES WASHINGTON, October 18, 2017 – Brendon Rockey, trendsetter and potato farmer at Rockey Farms, recognizes the importance of supporting a diverse pollinator population for a healthy farm and satisfied consumers. Located in Center, Colorado, Rockey Farms… Continue reading →

Farmers broadcast soil health PSAs across the Southern Plains

By Beth Mason The USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub, in partnership with Redlands Community College and NRCS, has developed a series of radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for farmers on the benefits of using soil health practices. This outreach effort also includes The Southern Plains Podcast; recent episodes share information on USDA's response to Hurricane Harvey and… Continue reading →

Case studies show big economic benefits of soil health practices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Whitney Forman-Cook Whitney-Forman-Cook@nacdnet.org (202) 595-9139 CASE STUDIES SHOW BIG ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF SOIL HEALTH PRACTICES WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2017 – Soil health practices such as cover crops and no-till can result in an economic return of over $100 per acre, according to a set of case studies jointly released by the National Association… Continue reading →

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