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NRCS Chief Jason Weller (right) and Howard G. Buffett were among some 300 representatives from agri-businesses, research institutions, non-government organizations, government agencies and individual farmers who participated in the 2014 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health

Improving the nation’s soil health can help feed the world and keep farming operations productive, profitable and sustainable—all while optimizing inputs and improving water, air, wildlife and climate.

A growing number of stakeholder groups including agricultural, wildlife, environmental and sustainability organizations—as well as businesses—are working side-by-side with the NRCS to help increase the adoption of soil health management systems on America’s working lands.

We value that partnership, and have designed a number of materials that can be used, copyright-free, to help those organizations communicate the basics and benefits of soil health to their audiences.      

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Healthy soil info-graphics

Believe it or not, there are a lot of interesting facts about healthy soil. These entertaining and informative graphics provide a glimpse of just some of those secrets. Please download the files, share them on your web site or in your newsletters – and help “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil.”


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Step-by-step guides for planning and hosting soil health events

Hosting a soil health field day or workshop can be one of the most effective ways of helping farmers and others understand the basics and benefits of soil health. To help ensure your event is as successful as possible, download these helpful step-by-step guides before you begin planning your soil health event.

Three Steps to a Successful Event (PDF, 181 KB)

Planning Successful Field Days and Workshops (PDF, 173 KB)


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Healthy Soils Are…Newsletter articles

This series of newsletter-length articles examines the major factors influencing soil health. The articles may be used royalty-free to help readers understand that Healthy Soils Are...
• Full of Life (2 articles)
• Covered All the Time (4 articles)
• Well Structured (4 articles)
• High in Organic Matter (4 articles)


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Newsletter articles: Experts talk soil health

This series of short but informative newsletter articles, featuring experts from across the country, will help your readers better understand the basics and benefits of improving the health of their soil. Please download the files, share them on your web site or in your newsletters – and help “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil.” 

Read all 11 articles.



An Oregon partnership

Growing with soil health
An Oregon partnership

A growing number of Oregon farmers and conservationists are unlocking the secrets in the soil—and harvesting a wide range of on- and off-farm benefits. In this short video you’ll learn how and why this soil health partnership is growing across a wide range of Oregon’s diverse cropping systems and precipitation zones—and why there’s a new hope in healthy soil. Watch the four-minute video.