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Grow With It

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Growing with Soil Health Management Systems is one of the most effective ways for farmers to increase productivity and profitability while improving the environment. Here you can learn from other farmers who are “Unlocking the Secrets in the Soil,” and get additional technical information on cover crops, which are an integral practice in improving soil health.

Video Profiles in Soil Health

Starkey image for Soil HealthHear and learn directly from other farmers in these short video Profiles in Soil Health to find out how they’re making their farms more productive, profitable and resilient through soil health.


Organic Producer Video Profiles in Soil Health

Grinnel SignOrganic farmers throughout the country are finding ways to unlock the secrets in the soil. Even as they work to address some unique challenges, they’re harvesting a wide range of on- and off-the-farm benefits thanks to their soil health management systems. Learn more about some of these organic farmers.

Soil Health Across the Nation

NEW Soil Health map 2014

Find out what’s happening in your state regarding soil health, and learn about other farmers who are using soil health management systems to improve soil health and harvest the benefits of soil health management systems. Click here to access the Soil health map.

Cover Crop Plant Guides

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Click here to access NRCS’ plant guides that describe the characteristics of some commonly used cover crops. They provide assistance in selecting appropriate cover crops, when and how to plant and when to terminate or incorporate the plant into the soil.