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 monthly; 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.

Pathway to Resilient Soils to Achieve Optimum Productivity and Environmental Quality – May 19 @ 2 pm Central

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The May Soil Health Digital Cafe will feature Jerry Hatfield and is titled “Pathway to Resilient Soils to Achieve Optimum Productivity and Environmental Quality”. Soil health is the pathway to improved soil function with the goal of increasing soil water availability, nutrients, and support for the growing crop. The collective change in the soil enhances the sustainability and resilience of agricultural systems.

21Apr/21

Ag Policy and How it Impacts Soil Health Practice Adoption

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Lara Bryant from the Natural Resources Defense Council, presents “Ag Policy and How it Impacts Soil Health Practice Adoption”. This presentation was originally broadcast on April 21, 2021.

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24Mar/21

Evaluating soil health and soil carbon dynamics in Midwestern cropping systems

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Brian Dougherty of Iowa State University, presents “Evaluating soil health and soil carbon dynamics in Midwestern cropping systems”. This presentation was originally broadcast on March 24, 2021.

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