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What are the Economic, Water Quality, and Climate Impacts of Soil Health? “Soil Health Successful Farmer” Case Studies Tell the Story
May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
Date: May 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Presenters: Michelle Perez, PhD, Water initiative director, American Farmland Trust, and Florence Swartz, consulting economist, former NRCS New York state economist
Hosts: USDA Northeast Climate Hub and Natural Resources Conservation Service
Join us to learn about the economic findings related to changes in costs, revenues, yield, and return on investment. Plus, hear individual stories about how nutrient and pesticide applications changed in response to soil health practices. These eight new case studies, including two almond producers, four corn-soybean farmers, and two diversified cropping system farmers, can be used to answer producer questions about the costs and benefits of soil health.
Future webinars may be offered to train participants to conduct their own partial budget analyses and use USDA’s Nutrient Tracking Tool and COMET-Farm Tool to develop “soil health successful farmer” case studies.