The project’s primary goal is to increase current and future producers’ knowledge in soil health practices and help them adopt practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and contribute to quality of life. Member colleges are actively reviewing available content from NRCS and other agencies, organizations, and higher education partners. It is our goal to complement and enhance existing materials and curriculum, building in hands-on learning and supplementary activities. Several methods, educational strategies, and inputs are being used to carry out the project.
Year 1 of the project (9/25/18-10/31/19) has resulted in nearly 250 farmers, 340 agriculture professionals, and over 100 agriculture students participating in workshops, field days, and instruction of new curriculum related to soil health practices.