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The Soil Health Institute

The Soil Health Institute's (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. An evolution of the Soil Renaissance, an initiative established in 2013 by the Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation to advance soil health and make it the cornerstone of land use management decisions, the Soil Health Institute serves as the primary resource for soil health information.

    Soil Health Institute Names Dr. Cristine Morgan as Chief Scientific Officer Image

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    12-18-18

    Soil Health Institute Names Dr. Cristine Morgan as Chief Scientific Officer

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI) announced today that one of the nation’s premier Soil Scientists, Dr. Cristine Morgan, will serve as its Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Morgan will replace Dr. Steven Shafer who recently retired after serving in the position since 2016.

    "Dr. Morgan brings a u...

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    11-15-18

    Living Soil Film Documents Soil Health Movement

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today released a 60-minute documentary that captures the history – and significance – of the soil health movement.

    “Never have I seen, among farmers, such a broad quest for (soil health) knowledge as I’m seeing now,” says Barry Fisher, United States Departme...

    Conference on Connections Between Soil Health and Human Health Results in 10 Research Priorities Image

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    10-30-18

    Conference on Connections Between Soil Health and Human Health Results in 10 Research Priorities

    Almost 200 scientists and organization leaders engaged with 41 researchers and subject matter experts during a two-day Conference on Connections Between Soil Health and Human Health, October 16 –...

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    07-10-18

    Soil Health Policy Resources Now Available

    Soil health policies are growing in number and importance across the United States but are widely dispersed across a variety of academic institutions, state agencies and legislative bodies. This catalog brings these ...

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    06-21-18

    Soil Health Educational Resources Now Online

    Students of all ages and the general public are increasingly interested in understanding soil health.  However, information on soil health needed by educators is widely dispersed, making it difficult to find the necessary educational resources. 

    The Communications & Education Action Te...

    Soil Health Institute Announces Methods for Evaluating Soil Health Indicators at a Continental Scale Image

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    05-11-18

    Soil Health Institute Announces Methods for Evaluating Soil Health Indicators at a Continental Scale

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI), which is charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement, has released the initial methods cooperating scientists will use to assess soil health indicators as they move toward standardizatio...

    FFAR Awards $9.4 Million to Spur Next Leap in Agriculture: Improved Soil Health to Optimize Economic and Environmental Results for U.S. Farmers Image

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    12-05-17

    FFAR Awards $9.4 Million to Spur Next Leap in Agriculture: Improved Soil Health to Optimize Economic and Environmental Results for U.S. Farmers

    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today announced a $9.4 million grant to the Soil Health Institute, the Soil Health Partnership and The Nature Conservancy to improve soil health and, ultimately, support pos...

    Soil Health Institute, lum.ai and Tri-Societies Partner to Accelerate Soil Health Research Image

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    10-24-17

    Soil Health Institute, lum.ai and Tri-Societies Partner to Accelerate Soil Health Research

    The Soil Health Institute, The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and lum.ai are partnering on a project that uses natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) to accelerate the retrieval and use of soil health research.

    National Soil Health Measurements to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation Image

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    08-07-17

    National Soil Health Measurements to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation

    For scientists, farmers and ag policy makers, one nagging question has yet to be completely “unearthed:” Just how healthy (or unhealthy) are the nation’s soils?

    “We can’t really know the answer to that question until we have a set of common soil health measurements that scientists and farm...

    California, Maryland Conservation Policy Innovators to Speak During Soil Health Institute Conference Image

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    06-15-17

    California, Maryland Conservation Policy Innovators to Speak During Soil Health Institute Conference

    California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross will update the nation’s soil health leaders on the California Healthy Soils Initiative during the Soil Health Institute’s (SHI) annual meeting, July 12-14, in St. Louis, Mo.  Dana Stein, Maryland House of Delegate...

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