Soil Health Organizations

Land Stewardship Project

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities. LSP’s work has a broad and deep impact, from new farmers training and local organizing, to federal policy and community-based food systems development.

Midwest Cover Crop Council

The Midwest Cover Crop Council was first organized in 2006. Since its inception the organization has grown into a community that facilitates the sharing of cover crop knowledge within the Midwest and beyond.

Practical Farmers of Iowa

Practical Farmers’ mission, vision and values are centered around equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities. The organization uses farmer-led investigation and information sharing to help farmers practice an agriculture that benefits both the land and people.

South Dakota Soil Health Coalition

A collective effort to increase sustainable ag production through diversification and improved soil health. SDSHC has a mission to promote improved soil health and to provide additional education and outreach on soil health management practices throughout the state of South Dakota.  Their research and resources are applicable on a regional level throughout the Midwest.

Soil Health Institute

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) is a nonprofit organization charged with coordinating and supporting soil stewardship and advancing soil health, with a focus on fundamental and applied research and ensuring its adoption. Enhancing soil health improves water quality, increases drought resilience, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, improves farm economies, provides pollinator habitat, and better positions us to feed the 9.7 billion people expected in the world by 2050.

Soil Health Partnership

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformations in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting farmer profitability, a stable food supply, and the environment.  The SHP believes soil health is the continued capacity of a soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

SARE’s vision is an enduring American agriculture of the highest quality.  This agriculture is profitable, protects the nation’s land and water and is a force for a rewarding way of life for farmers and ranchers whose quality products and operations sustain their communities and society.  Their mission is to advance innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education.

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