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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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New soil health posters available

Two new posters, “Behold our living soil” and “The hope in healthy soil,” are now available to help you promote the basics and benefits of soil health throughout the country. These 23” x 18” posters are suitable for framing or for placement in soil health partner offices, schools and other locations. To order your copies (limited to 10 per customer) specify the poster (“Behold” and/or “Hope”) and send your e-mail request to

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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.



Feature: California Soil Health Partnership

California Soil Health Partnership

Productive agriculture, healthy environment, sustainable future

While a punishing drought lingers, an unpredictable El Nino threatens, and California recovers from recurring wildfires, strategies are in demand to protect the State's natural resources and its famed agricultural productivity from fickle climatic conditions.  USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California and partners believe at least part of the answer lies just underfoot. Watch the California Soil Health Partnership video (7:12).