NCGA's Soil Health Partnership offers field trips for farmers

The Soil Health Partnership runs through September in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana among other states.
The Soil Health Partnership runs through September in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana among other states. | File photo

The Soil Health Partnership, an initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, is offering Midwestern farmers a hands-on opportunity to learn about improving the health of soil, including nutrient management and tillage strategies. 

The program runs through September in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana among other states.

“We ask a lot of our nation’s farmers: To safely feed a growing world, grow more with less, and perform these tasks with continuous improvement,” Nick Goeser, director of the Soil Health Partnership, said. “Time and again, they rise to the challenge with innovation and industriousness. Soil health is the next frontier, and more farmers are realizing that every day.”

The program will be hosted by farmers enrolled in the partnership, which works with different organizations toward common goals and currently has 65 partner farms in eight Midwestern states. Each field trip will be different, depending on the needs of the local area, but may include cover crop management and machinery set-up, conservation tillage methods, advanced nutrient management, a soil pit to observe cover crop root growth and soil properties, and water quality news.

A list of planned events and options for registration can be found at Soil Health Partnership’s website. Farmers are encouraged to check back often as more events may be added.

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