No-Till November  USDA-NRCS

Neil Sass, an agronomist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has come up with a fun soil health promotion for November. In a twist of No-Shave November, that advocates participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness,  No-Till November advocates that farmers “keep the stubble” which provides protection for the soil and the soil microbial ecosystem.

“I’m always thinking about new ways to talk about soil health,” Sass said. “I thought ‘Hey, No-Shave November is a good way to highlight men’s health, why not promote No-Till November as a way to highlight Soil Health?’ It seemed like a pretty good fit.”

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