Soil Health Institute

Farm Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the Soil Health Institute.

Soil health is a foundational principle of regenerative and sustainable agriculture. To address the importance of healthy soils, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation partnered in 2013 to design and initiate the Soil Renaissance. The mission of the Soil Renaissance was to reawaken the public to the role of soil health for enhancing healthy, profitable and sustainable natural resource systems, with an overall goal of making soil health the cornerstone of land use management decisions.

Safeguarding Soil Productivity

The success of that initiative led to establishing the Soil Health Institute in 2015 as a nonprofit to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soils through scientific research and advancement.

Today, the Soil Health Institute is recognized globally for advancing the science and practical application of soil health measurements, on-farm economics, farmer training, environmental assessments, consumer education, policy, management impacts and others.

At Farm Foundation, we are proud to continue serving as a founding member of the Soil Health Institute’s Board of Directors, and several Farm Foundation Board members and program participants are also active with the organization.

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