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Unlock the Secrets in the Soil

Soil is a living and life-giving substance, without which we would perish.Unlocking the Secrets in the Soil logo

As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance. So much so that we believe improving the health of our Nation’s soil is one of the most important endeavors of our time.

By focusing more attention on soil health and by educating our customers and the public about the positive impact healthy soils can have on productivity and conservation, we can help our Nation’s farmers and ranchers feed the world more profitably and sustainably – now and for generations to come.

The resources on this soil health section of our site are designed to help visitors understand the basics and benefits of soil health – and to learn about Soil Health Management Systems from farmers who are using those systems.

So whether you’re a farmer, a researcher, a conservationist or an interested citizen, the information on this site will help you “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil.”

Unlock Your Farm's Potential

Click (below) to download and print your 11"x17" soil health poster. Para Espanol, aqui.

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USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Yuri Plowden
State Soil Scientist
359 East Park Drive, Suite 2
Harrisburg, PA 17111-2747
Phone (724) 482-5287

Last updated:  May 26, 2021