Research

Soil Health Partnership

(2019)
SHP/Shefali Mehta

The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative fostering transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting both farmer profitability and the environment.
Established in 2014 by the National Corn Growers Association, we’ve built a network of working farms where we test, measure
and share results of advanced farm management practices that will enhance sustainability and farm economics for generations to come. We collect long-term data on working farms in real growing conditions, and mentor farmers. Our primary objectives are:
1. Build a robust Farm Network of over 100 farms across 12 states, including the Greater Mississippi River Basin, the Great Lakes Basin and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
2. Generate data, using scientific protocols for standardized research methodology , commissioned by a Scientific Advisory Council.
3. Employ sustainability metrics, outcome tracking, and generate updat ed, science-based Best Management Practices recommendations and peer-reviewed publications.
4. Leverage state and national outreach, and drive increased awareness among thought leaders on the impact of improving soil health to agriculture and the environment.