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Soil Health 101: Why is Everyone Talking About Soil Health?
May 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
Sponsored by Regenerative Agriculture Foundation
Co-Sponsored by Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA)
“Can Dirt Save the Earth?” asked the New York Times.
“What’s the big deal about soil? Everything,” posited Beef Magazine.
“One million acres with healthy soil practices by 2030,” pledged General Mills. This webinar will explain why funders, farmers, policymakers and major food businesses are rallying around the issue of soil health – a topic that turns out to be both inspiring and exciting. Soil health is mentioned 47 times in the 2018 farm bill, and legislation to promote soil health is pending or has passed in 12 states. Across the US, a cultural shift is afoot on farms too. Producers are talking about the health of their soil, and many are taking steps to improve it. Soil is increasingly seen as more than just a medium for nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and roots, but a living entity and a valuable ally. By thinking about biology instead of chemistry, producers are fostering biologically active soils, increasing their resilience to extreme weather, and reducing their inputs.
Registration for these webinars is limited to funders only.
Funders are considered those organizations using grantmaking or investments as a core strategy to fulfill their mission and who make grants or invest more than $50,000 annually.