The Soil Health Nexus is looking to better understand your soil health challenges

Take this survey to help us develop soil health tools to educate farmers, farm consultants, educators, and agency personal.

The Soil Health Nexus, a regional team dedicated to increasing access to soil health resources, is working to gather ideas on soil health and better understand soil health challenges through a newly designed, 5-minute survey intended for farmers, agribusiness consultants, educators and agency staff. Take the survey now at Soil Health Survey (

The team, funded through the North Central Region Water Network, is comprised of representatives from 12 land-grant universities, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, Intertribal Agriculture Council, National Soil Health Partnership and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). Together, they are working to educate Extension professionals, farmers and farm advisors on soil health topics, strengthen the capacity of soil health educators to share the most up-to-date research on soil health improvement, and increase the adoption of soil health practices.

The team recently released a series of reports synthesizing and interpreting the latest science on linkages between manure management, soil health and water quality. All eight reports are currently available for download on the Soil Health Nexus Resources page.

Nexus members publish a monthly blog on soil health topics on their website, and they are working to assemble a comprehensive Soil Health Toolbox of educational resources for agricultural educators. They are also planning a series of educator professional development workshops throughout the region.

Visit the Soil Health Nexus website or the North Central Region Water Network website for more information.  

For more information, contact Michigan State University Extension educators Paul Gross ( or Christina Curell (, or University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Leslie Johnson ( 

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