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
By the end of the program, participants will: 1) know how the Soil Health Nexus defines soil health, 2) be able to conduct demonstrations that show effects of soil health practices, and 3) be able to make research-based recommendations that promote soil health and are economical, based on field assessments and current management practices.
Many of us take the soil we stand on for granted, including myself. I mean, it’s everywhere – especially on my carpet with 2 boys in my house. However, without soil, we can’t grow crops. Farmers know that soil is a critical part of farming, and making sure that soil can continue to grow crops for many years to come is at the forefront of every farmer’s mind – sometimes without even realizing it.