WHY SOIL HEALTH?
This year, 35 more farms will join a revolutionary research effort that will show U.S. farmers how sustainability through soil health can also lead to increased profitably.
This is the largest farmer-led soil health research project of its kind, said Nick Goeser, Soil Health Partnership director.
The organization soon begins its fourth year identifying, testing and measuring farm management practices that improve sustainability through soil health. These practices include:
- Growing cover crops to improve water infiltration, prevent erosion and prevent nutrient losses,
- Implementing conservation tillage like no-till or strip-till improve aggregate stability and soil structure, and
- Using advanced, science-based nutrient management techniques to reduce nutrient loss to air and water.
The 2nd annual program will benefit high school agriculture classes across Illinois.Learn More
The yield contest is now in its 54th year and remains NCGA’s most popular member program.Learn More
Weinzierl was recognized for 30 years of service during the 58th Annual Membership Meeting.Learn More