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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!

The People of Soil Health Soil Health Partnership

    • Earth Sciences
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

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!

    04. Kristin Poley - Translating data to real work answers

    04. Kristin Poley - Translating data to real work answers

    Kristin Poley, SHP Michigan Research Manager, is focused on building research partnerships that help answer key soil health and water quality questions. She leverages Michigan's diverse regions to examine the many challenges and motivations farmers experience while trying to build soil health. 

    • 19 min
    03. Dr. LaKisha Obom - A comprehensive approach to soil health

    03. Dr. LaKisha Obom - A comprehensive approach to soil health

    Dr. LaKisha Odom is the Scientific Program Director for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. With partnerships at the core of her work, Dr. Odom oversees the Soil Health Initiative, an example of how organizations can leverage their expertise and learnings to accelerate the adoption of soil health practices.  

    • 26 min
    02. Pipa Eilas - Allies in conservation

    02. Pipa Eilas - Allies in conservation

    As Director of Agriculture for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in North America, Pipa Elias leads a team of experts in a collaborative approach to help producers meet the growing demand for food while protecting critical lands and waters.

    The People of Soil Health Podcast host John Mesko and Pipa discuss the opportunity for agriculture to create solutions. 

    Elias’s work can be found at nature.org/workinglands. TNC is on Twitter at @natureag and Elias is at @pipaElias.

    • 23 min
    01. Dr. Maria Bowman - Economic Benefits of a Wheat Cover Crop

    01. Dr. Maria Bowman - Economic Benefits of a Wheat Cover Crop

    As Lead Scientists for the Soil Health Partnership, Dr. Maria Bowman leads the scientific and data plan for the partnership. She recently published a business case that focuses on the economic benefits of wheat cover crop management practices when adopted at scale. 

    • 19 min
    This Podcast Starts April 7th!

    This Podcast Starts April 7th!

    Welcome to the People of Soil Health, a podcast that unearths the community exploring the financial, economic and environmental benefits of soil health.

    The first episode will drop April 7th. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss it!

    From farmers to researchers, on this podcast you will meet the people committed to understanding soil health practices and improving the land. Hear from the experts as they share their experiences, analyze the data and discuss soil science.

    • 1 min

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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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