Monthly Archives: April 2017

General Mills Backing Soil Health Program

“Several organizations have come together on a program to enhance farm sustainability through soil health. And they are very happy to announce additional backing from a major food manufacturer – General Mills. These organizations are working to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for generations to come.

To help ensure soil health, General Mills has made a three-year, $2 million commitment to The Nature Conservancy, Soil Health Institute and Soil Health Partnership to support the development of tools and resources for farmers, landowners, and supply chain leaders to achieve widespread adoption of soil health practices.”

Read full article at: http://agwired.com/2017/04/26/general-mills-backing-soil-health-program/

Coming Soon: SHI Grants

Coming soon! The Soil Health Institute plans to accept applications for grants supporting compilations and reviews of soil health-related scientific literature.

5th National Cover Crop Survey

Farmers who complete the survey by Mid-May are eligible for a $100 gift card and it should take no more than 5-10 minutes. Please complete the survey at www.tinyurl.com/2017coverssurvey.
 

 

 

Food and Conservation Groups Invest in Soil to Sustain Food Production

“MINNEAPOLIS, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has additional backing from a major consumer foods manufacturer. Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership announce a collaborative effort to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for generations to come.”

Read the full article at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/food-and-conservation-groups-invest-in-soil-to-sustain-food-production-300442878.html?tc=eml_cleartime

Soil Health Institute Newsletter Spring 2017

The Soil Health Institute Spring Newsletter is available. Highlights include announcing our 2nd Annual Meeting, July 12-14 in St. Louis, Missouri; upcoming release of our Action Plan; future soil health events; and more. Please read the full newsletter below:

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