Soil Health Workshop Summary Report

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2020: $12,710.00
Projected End Date: 11/30/2023
Grant Recipient: Michigan State University
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Graduate Student:
Faculty Advisor:
Sarah Evans
Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
Faculty Advisor:
Tayler Ulbrich
Michigan State University
Summary report from the “Diggin’ Into Soil Health” workshop, held on June 29th, 2022 at the Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, which included 33 agricultural advisors, agricultural researchers, and Michigan farmers. Participants represented many organizations, including USDA Farm Service Agency, Soil Water Conservation Districts, Michigan Agricultural Advancement, Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation, Michigan Environmental Council, and independent crop consultants. The report summarizes conversations during the workshop, which led to several key recommendations that could help farmers better manage for soil health, including suggestions for how to improve soil health tests and their translation to management, engagement and research, and policy and programming efforts.
Tayler Ulbrich, Michigan State University
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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.