Many Virginia farmers are already implementing soil health concepts and soil health management systems into their operations. These no-till farmers are helping to us spread the word about the benefits of soil health practices.
“I've seen the soil become this sponge that actually takes in the water instead of dumping it off down in the river, creek or the bottom of the field.”
Anthony Beery, Rockingham County
"You've got to remember that the soil is alive. It's an organism and you have to feed it like any other living thing that you raise in that field."
Jay Hundley, Essex County
"I concluded that we were beating our soil to death. Now, you can take a shovel or spade to the field and always find earthworm passages. The soil has a structure to it that it didn't have before."