Who is Soil Health For?

By mnsoilhealth | December 21, 2019

Is soil health solely the responsibility of our farmers?  Absolutely not!  We all have an impact on the quality of our soils.  The food we eat, the clothes we wear, […]

Forest Farming – It’s Not Just for the Birds

By mnsoilhealth | December 21, 2019

What is forest farming?  It’s growing of edible, medicinal, or decorative specialty crops in the understory of woodland that are managed for both tree and crop production.  This can provide […]

Corn and Soybean Expenses

Obstacles to Implementation

By mnsoilhealth | December 21, 2019

We hear a lot about farmers that have implemented soil health practices and all of the benefits they get from doing so.  Could it really work on your farm?  Below […]

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Produce More Under the Covers

By mnsoilhealth | November 27, 2019

Cover crops provide a variety of benefits-but we thought we’d keep it short and sweet. Here’s a quick highlight of 3 great benefits of cover crops for farming operations 1. […]

Applying Manure on Cover Crops

By mnsoilhealth | November 24, 2019

Winter is coming or is already here,  it’s time to clean up and haul manure out in the fields. We’ve had several wet falls making  harvest and spreading difficult and […]

Farmer Mentor Program

By mnsoilhealth | November 24, 2019

Have you wondered what others are doing to implement soil health practices?  Have you wanted to bounce ideas around, trouble shoot issues, and have an opportunity to ask questions of others […]

Silvopasture

By mnsoilhealth | November 24, 2019

Agroforestry is a system that combines trees, shrubs, or perennial vines with other agricultural crops and/or livestock.  Diversifying operations can have benefits to the grower to mitigate market fluctuations as well […]

Grazing Cover Crops AFter Harvest

By mnsoilhealth | October 27, 2019

Grazing cover crops in late fall, winter, and spring are great options to improve your soils by reaping the benefits of livestock saliva, manure, urine, and milk seep but also […]

Babe’s Country

By mnsoilhealth | October 27, 2019

What’s in a Tree? It’s More Than Just Paper. Just about everyone knows that paper is made from trees. But paper is only the beginning. Almost every part of a […]

Update on Farm Fest Plots

By mnsoilhealth | October 27, 2019

The cover crop test plots at Farm Fest 2019 grew successfully and provided great conversations! Planted June 26th, broadcasted and lightly drug, then left to grow. This is a great […]

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