Soil Health

Sussex Conservation District Demonstrates Planting Green

By Katrina Vaitkus [caption id="attachment_32276" align="alignleft" width="317"] Blaine Hitchens shows photos of his fields and techniques to interested onlookers.[/caption] On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Delaware’s Sussex Conservation District held its annual Soil Health Field Day. This year, the theme was ‘Planting Green’. Hosted at NACD Soil Health Champion Chip Baker’s farm, approximately 100 people gathered to…… Continue reading →

Soil Health: A Global Imperative

SOIL HEALTH: A Global Imperative The Soil Health Institute's 4th Annual Meeting Attendees will learn about: Where we go next for exploring soil health - human health relationships, Identifying the best indicators of soil health across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, New state and federal programs and policies for supporting soil health, Latest research in…… Continue reading →

2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health

Join SWCS December 7-8, 2017, for the second National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health in Indianapolis. This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn recent developments in how cover crops are being used by innovative farmers across the country and gain important insights on improving soil health from producers, conservation leaders, and scientists. Whether…… 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 →

Forest Stewardship Webinar Series: Pollinator Habitat

Webinar presenters: Mace Vaughan, Xerces Society and John Proctor, Forest Service When we think of pollinator habitat, we often think of gardens and fields, but forests and forest buffers also provide pollinator habitat. This webinar will give listeners ideas on how to create and enhance pollinator habitat and build native seed banks. It will also provide attendees with pollinator…… Continue reading →

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