Soil Health Partnership will sunset May 28th

The Soil Health Partnership is closing its doors at the end of the month.

SHP director John Mesko says the project of the National Corn Growers Association has accomplished its original mission of determining the economic and environmental impact of conservation practices and communicating the importance of soil health to farmers and the agriculture community.

He says the current cost to support the partnership exceeds existing levels of support, so they will sunset the project May 28th.

In seven years, Mesko says the Soil Health Partnership developed best-in-class on-farm research protocols, farmer engagement strategies, and an elite suite of communications channels to tell conservation stories.

He says the impact of SHP will live on through its dataset, which will be shepherded by two current staff members in a partnership with the University of Minnesota, adding that data will eventually be made public.

The Soil Health Partnership has field staff covering 16 states.

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