(Posted Wed. Nov 12th, 2014)
Last week, National Corn Growers Association Soil Health and Sustainability Manager Dr. Nick Goeser introduced the Joint International Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America to the work and mission of the Soil Health Partnership. Over the course of two main presentations and through an exhibition booth, Goeser explained this exciting project, the demonstration farm network and its research value to an engaged audience of scientist from around the globe.
Titled “Grand Challenges, Great Solutions,” the conference brought together more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students to share ideas across a wide number of topics to improve farmer efficiency, crop productivity, economic profitability and environmental impact. In as such, it represented a unique opportunity to connect the SHP with leading international scientific minds engaged in work encompassing the full pipeline of technology to farmers, from biotechnology and breeding to improving production practices in the field.
Throughout the conference, attendees stressed the importance of increased research in areas impacting corn farming and actively sought out information on the role the SHP plays in this area.
The mission of the Soil Health Partnership is to catalyze enhanced agricultural sustainability and productivity by demonstrating and communicating the economic and environmental benefits of improved soil health. For more information, visit soilhealthpartnership.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.