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New York Soil Health for Healthy Food, Profitable Farms, and Protection of Natural Resources

Interest in soil health practices such as reducing tillage, planting winter cover crops, and using compost amendments has expanded greatly in recent years, yet constraints to adoption persist. Our project facilitates collaboration among the many on-going efforts across the state to implement research, outreach, and policy solutions to address these constraints.


Produced by the Soil Health Institute, Living Soil is a documentary about soil health featuring innovative farmers and soil health experts from diverse regions throughout the United States.

“From now until 2060 we are going to have to produce as much food as we produced in the last 500 years.”

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Featured Resource

New York Soil Health farmer survey, initial report.

Economic Benefits

Browse economic case studies of soil health practices


Featured Videos: A selection of talks from the July 18 New York Soil Health Summit

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Upcoming Events

15-17 Jan 2018

Attend the Soil Health Sessions at the 2019 Empire State Producers Expo (Tuesday, January 15) to learn how you can use cover cropping and reduced tillage practices in vegetables.


19 Dec 2018

The WNY Soil Health Alliance will be holding a Soil Health Workshop & Alliance Annual Membership Meeting at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Rd., in Batavia, NY.

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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