Soil Health Partnership

National Corn Growers Association/Dr. Nick Goeser

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.