Rooted in Data

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The theme for the 2019 Soil Health Summit was “Rooted in Data, Growing Success” and gathering data about soil health practices has been the focus of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) since the beginning. SHP lead scientist Maria Bowman presented some of the latest data they have gathered. “A lot of our farmers are improving their soil organic matter and … Read More

Sponsors Support Soil Summit Success

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Sponsors like McDonald’s, Environmental Defense Fund, Bayer, Cargill, state corn and soybean commodity groups, National Corn Growers, The Nature Conservancy, Corteva, Tyson and others helped provide a variety of services to make the 2019 Soil Health Summit a huge success. But they are also key partners throughout the year in SHP’s efforts to research, educate and advocate for soil health … Read More

Soil Health Summit Awards Honor Best in Soil Health

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Five dedicated leaders in soil health received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These awards highlight those participants in the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. The five award recipients are (pictured left to right) Exceptional Educators: John (and Joan) Maxwell, … Read More

2019 Soil Health Summit Media Content

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The fifth and largest ever Soil Health Summit concluded Wednesday after two days of non-stop networking and educational sessions. Content from the event is being processed for posting as individual stories on this site, but in the meantime, here are links to the photo albums and interviews with participants for those who would like content to use and share. Day … Read More

Time for the 2019 Soil Health Summit

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Hope you are heading to meet us in St. Louis this week for the latest soil health strategies, data insights and business impacts at the 2019 Soil Health Summit! The Soil Health Summit is a one-of-a-kind event, uniting U.S. farmers, agronomists, environmental groups, consumer companies and other partners like never before. Proudly hosted by the Soil Health Partnership, the Summit … Read More

The Future of Ag Technologies

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Precision agricultural technology has experienced phenomenal growth in the past two decades and it is not slowing down. During a session at the Soil Health Summit, Tommy Jackson with Syngenta Sustainable Solutions talked about what is coming down the pipeline for farmers and most of it revolves around data. “Every grower owns their data, so the data flow needs to … Read More

SHP Cover Crop On-Farm Research

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Grant Kimberley is a sixth generation farmer and Iowa Soybean Association director of market development, and this is his first year in the Soil Health Partnership program. “We’ve had a cover crop strip trial that we are doing on one of our farms,” said Kimberley. “We know cover crops can provide benefits but there’s a lot of intangibles there and … Read More

Featured Interviews from SHS18

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2018 Soil Health Summit Day One Photo Album 2018 Soil Health Summit Day Two Photo Album Interview with Dan Foor, LaCrosse Seed – Interview with Dr. Robert Graney, Bayer – Interview with Tommy Jackson, Syngenta – Interview with Chris Novak, NCGA – Interview with Dave Muth, EFC Systems – Interview with Iowa Farmers – Interview with Nick Goeser, Soil Health … Read More

Day Two Panels

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The second general session of the 4th Soil Health Summit last week in Chicago featured a “Data Dudes” panel, moderated by Soil Health Partnership field manager Jim Isermann (center). Panelists from were: agronomist Jack Hardwick (left) and Illinois farmer Harry Schirding. The session also included a Town Hall discussion with some of the Soil Health Partnership staff, including (LtoR) field … Read More

First Soil Health Summit Awards Honor Best in Soil Health

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Four “Seeds of Change” awards were presented at the 4th Annual Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 18-19 in Chicago. These first awards were developed to highlight those members of the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to advocate for the partnership and for soil health throughout the year. And the winners are…. Super Spout – Andrew Reuschel, Golden, … Read More