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Hosted by the Soil Health Partnership’s Senior Director John Mesko, The People of Soil Health is a direct connection into the network of soil health professionals who are focused on the on-farm economic and environmental benefits of soil health. John interviews the best in the agricultural and environmental industries to discuss soil health practices and management systems, issues facing farmers, and insights from soil data sets.

What is soil health? What are the benefits of cover crops and conservation tillage? How can my farm be more sustainable? What’s the best way to increase organic matter in a corn field?

Tune in to listen to experts answer these questions, share their experiences, and more!

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Hosted by the Soil Health Partnership’s Senior Director John Mesko, The People of Soil Health is a direct connection into the network of soil health professionals who are focused on the on-farm economic and environmental benefits of soil health. John interviews the best in the agricultural and environmental industries to discuss soil health practices and management systems, issues facing farmers, and insights from soil data sets.

What is soil health? What are the benefits of cover crops and conservation tillage? How can my farm be more sustainable? What’s the best way to increase organic matter in a corn field?

Tune in to listen to experts answer these questions, share their experiences, and more!

    John Mesko – The Legacy of Soil Health Partnership

    John Mesko – The Legacy of Soil Health Partnership

    In this final episode of The People of Soil Health podcast, host and SHP Senior Director John Mesko reflects on the legacy of Soil Health Partnership, the people who have made our work possible and how the organization’s impact will live on for many years to come.

    • 12 min
    Trey Hill – Experimenting with Carbon Markets

    Trey Hill – Experimenting with Carbon Markets

    Trey Hill is the co-owner and operator of Harborview Farms in Maryland, and he’s been part of the SHP farmer network since 2017. Trey was recently featured in an article in The Washington Post focused on carbon credits and, in this episode, he sits down with host John Mesko to talk about how he got involved in that work. If you’re interested in farmers’ role in the climate change discussion, this is an episode you’ll want to tune into! 

    • 26 min
    Chris Gaesser – Getting Creative to Make Cover Crops Cost Effective

    Chris Gaesser – Getting Creative to Make Cover Crops Cost Effective

    Host John Mesko sits down with Iowa farmer Chris Gaesser to discuss creative ways to make cover crops cost effective for your farm. Chris started working with SHP in 2016 and was one of the seven farmers featured in our recent report, Conservation’s Impact on the Farm Bottom Line.

    • 23 min
    Nick Ward – Setting Yourself Up for Soil Sampling Success

    Nick Ward – Setting Yourself Up for Soil Sampling Success

    In this episode of The People of Soil Health Podcast, host John Mesko sits down with Nick Ward, president of Ward Laboratories. The two discuss what Nick’s team looks for when testing soil samples, why soil samples should be pulled annually, and some helpful advice on when and how to pull your soil samples for the most accurate data sets.

    • 23 min
    Ken Rosenow – Reducing the Risk of Adopting Conservation Practices

    Ken Rosenow – Reducing the Risk of Adopting Conservation Practices

    In this episode of The People of Soil Health Podcast, host John Mesko sits down with Ken Rosenow – one of the SHP farmers who was instrumental in the creation of our recent report, Conservation’s Impact on the Farm Bottom Line. Ken is the sixth generation on his family’s farm in Wisconsin and shares how he embraces that history while evolving for the future.

    • 23 min
    Elyssa McFarland – What’s In Store for SHP?

    Elyssa McFarland – What’s In Store for SHP?

    Host John Mesko is joined by his colleague and fellow leadership team member – SHP’s Field Development Director, Elyssa McFarland. The pair discuss the history of the Soil Health Partnership, SHP’s current focus, and the future goals and opportunities they see on the horizon.
    Episode Resources:
    Conservation's Impact on the Farm Bottom Line
    An update on the work and impact of SHP

    • 23 min

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11 Ratings

Marestail ,

Good choice for soil health info

Excellent content with relevant information!

October Momma ,

Great info and practical info for farmers

Nice to hear about on-farm research, and how the program is working directly with farmers.

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