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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.

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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.

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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...

    National Soil Health Action Plan Focuses on Profitability, Resilience Image

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    05-23-17

    National Soil Health Action Plan Focuses on Profitability, Resilience

    Agricultural and conservation leaders have committed to a national Soil Health Action Plan that will advance science-based research and drive productivity, profitability and resilience on U.S. farms and ranches, while benefiting the environment. 

    The plan “Enriching Soil, Enhancing Lif...

    Robert Foster, Greg Ruehle Join Soil Health Institute Board Image

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    04-19-17

    Robert Foster, Greg Ruehle Join Soil Health Institute Board

    The Soil Health Institute is pleased to announce that Robert Foster, a dairy farmer and co-founder of Vermont Natural Ag Products, and Greg Ruehle, the Chief Executive Officer of Servi-Tech, will join its Board of Directors. 

    Foster is a fourth-generation dairy producer who received his un...

    Soil Health Research Landscape Tool Launches With More Than 1,000 References  Image

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    01-03-17

    Soil Health Research Landscape Tool Launches With More Than 1,000 References

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today announced the release of the Soil Health Research Landscape tool. The online library and search engine will be a resource for agricultural and environmental scientists, industry leaders, agricultural producers, conservation p...

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