1. Healthy Soil Healthy Environment Program

    Making sense of Soil Health Testing: Ohio State’s path forward

    Apr 13, 2017

    The topic of soil health has been receiving a great deal of attention lately and farmers are increasingly interested in understanding more about their soils. There are a number of labs that now offer some sort of soil health package, typically made up of tests that reflect biological, chemical and physical components of the soil. Some of these tests have been around for some time, while others are relatively new. But as a farmer, how do you make sense of all these new soil tests, and what they mean for your operation and management?

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    Ohio's Soil Health Champion Farmers

    Dec 29, 2016


    The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) announced the following Ohio farmers as members of the Soil Health Champion Network. NACD recognizes Soil Health Champions at the national level for their work to advance soil health. The champions share their personal experiences using best management practices and work to promote adoption of soil health practices within their communities. The champions from Ohio are:

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    Making research available to build healthy soils

    Nov 8, 2016

    Healthy Soil Healthy Environment is a new Ohio State University Extension signature program that will create a soil health education and outreach network comprised of Ohio State researchers and OSU Extension faculty and educators. The program’s long-term goal is to help improve Ohio’s soil health and environment by educating farmers, youth and the general public. “Soil health” refers to the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans and maintains environmental quality.