The North Central Region Soil Health Nexus is a university-led team dedicated to increasing access to research-based soil health knowledge, extension and resources.

The team was created in 2015 with funding from the North Central Region Water Network.  The team is structured around research, extension and outreach, and resources and communications with representatives from all 12 North Central Region states.

Check out our Soil Health Toolbox, including our newly developed resources for soil health on-farm research

Soil Health Digital Cafe Series

The Soil Health Nexus is hosting a series of informal soil health webinars featuring Extension soil health experts and researchers from across the region discussing the latest soil health research, resources, and news. The webinars will take place weekly starting Wednesday, April 29 at 2pm CT. They will be an hour in length with 20-minute presentation, followed by 10-minutes of Q&A and then a casual 30-minute Digital Cafe where attendees can continue to discuss the topic in more depth with Soil Health Nexus members.

Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium dynamics in a soil health system

July 22, 2020 at 2 pm CT

You’ll learn the basic science behind soil testing and fertilizer recommendations. You’ll learn what soil fertility trends might be observed while transitioning to a soil health system and what fertilizer inputs possibly can and cannot be reduced. This webinar will feature a panel of experts with on-farm research experience and those farmers they work with.
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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Crop Rotations Effects on Soil Health

August 26, 2020 at 2 pm CT

Featuring Dwaine Beck, South Dakota State University

Resilience and Soil Health

September 23, 2020 at 2 pm CT

Featuring Gregg Sanford, University of Wisconsin – Madison

24Jun/20

Interactive Map-Based Learning Experiences for Manure and Soil Health

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Rick Koelsch and Leslie Johnson with Nebraska Extension, presents “Interactive Map-Based Learning Experiences for Manure and Soil Health”. This presentation was originally broadcast on June 24,Read More…

10Jun/20

Cover Crop/Soil Health On-Farm Research Partnership Between UNL and NRCS

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Gary Lesoing with Nebraska Extension, presents “Cover Crop/Soil Health On-Farm Research Partnership Between UNL and NRCS”. This presentation was originally broadcast on June 10, 2020. ThisRead More…