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:
- 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
- Generate data, using scientific protocols for standardized research methodology, commissioned by a Scientific Advisory Council.
- Employ sustainability metrics, outcome tracking, and generate updated, science-based
- Best Management Practices recommendations and peer-reviewed publications.
- Leverage state and national outreach, and drive increased awareness among thought leaders on the impact of improving soil health to agriculture and the environment.