Tricia Braid

Aug 14, 2015  |  Today's News

The Soil Health Partnership hopes to share innovative agricultural practices fueling the evolution of farming, and invites local farmers to soil health field days in Decatur and Dunkel, Ill. on Monday, August 17.  RSVP this weekend if you plan to attend by emailing Jim Isermann, 

David, Joe and Chase Brown will host area growers, soil health experts and neighbors from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Decatur. The event takes place at 3965 Strawn Road, Decatur, Ill.  Lunch will be provided.

Leon Corzine will host another field day event from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. near Assumption, Ill. The event takes place 1 mile north of County Road 800 N. on 2500 E., Dunkel, Ill. Dinner will be provided.

The field days will demonstrate how changing certain practices can create lasting environmental benefits while possibly increasing farm productivity and even income. Topics will include:

Cover crops – what you need to know

Benefits of soil health to your farm

What do soil health tests tell us?

An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the Soil Health Partnership works closely with diverse organizations including commodity groups, industry, foundations, federal agencies, universities and well-known environmental groups toward common goals.

“We encourage sound soil practices combined with scientific quantification of results from farmers taking positive actions,” said Nick Goeser, SHP director. “Improved crop productivity, environmental gains and economic growth are all benefits of progressive soil management strategies.”

The events will take place rain or shine. RSVP to field manager Jim Isermann, 

About the Soil Health Partnership
The Soil Health Partnership brings together diverse partner organizations including commodity groups, federal agencies, universities and environmental groups to work toward the common goal of improving soil health. Over a five-year period, the SHP will identify, test and measure farm management practices that improve soil health and benefit farmers. We believe the results of this farmer-led project will provide a platform for sharing peer-to-peer information, and lend resources to benefit agricultural sustainability and profitability. An initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, we provide the spark for greater understanding and implementation of agricultural best practices to protect resources for future generations. For more, visit