Soil Health Partnership Expands Capabilities with New Staff

February 5, 2020

Soil Health Partnership Expands Capabilities with New Staff

Feb 5, 2020

Key Issues:Sustainability

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is pleased to introduce Dr. Carrie Roever as the new Data Manager.


Dr. Roever’s primary responsibility will be to assist in organizing and finding efficiencies in the SHP data. “I enjoy assembling the puzzle that is involved with figuring out data and looking for efficiencies. I’m eager to dig into SHP’s data and make sense of how it all fits together,” she commented.


SHP, a program of the National Corn Growers Association, promotes the adoption of soil health practices for economic and environmental benefits. SHP collects on-farm data that enable farmers to understand the long-term changes in soil health in order to make management decisions based on regional data sets.


Dr. Roever completed her bachelor’s degree at Indiana State University, her master's degree at the University of Alberta and her doctorate at the University of Pretoria. Her degrees are in wildlife biology, looking at habitat selection.


After her doctorate, Dr. Roever went to Oregon State University where she studied cattle movement across the landscape during a drought. Dr. Roever then accepted a Data Manager position at the University of Idaho through a grant with EPSCoR, where she helped to train and educate researchers on how to manage data and ensure compliance with state and federal laws.


By measuring soil macronutrients, micronutrients and other health indicators on participating farms, SHP is building an in-depth data set to learn more about the relationship between soil health practices, soil health management systems, environmental quality and quantity, and farm economics. 


“We are eager to have Dr. Roever join our staff and help us better organize our rich dataset. She will be working closely with our team as we work to improve how we collect, manage, and integrate data to serve SHP farmers and advance our research goals,” said SHP Lead Scientist Dr. Maria Bowman.