What are the Economic, Water Quality, and Climate Impacts of Soil Health? 'Soil Health Successful Farmer' Case Studies Tell the Story

Photo by Kevin Keenan Photography

Photo by Kevin Keenan Photography. Permission for photo use via American Farmland Trust.

Learn how soil health practices can improve farm income, reduce nutrient runoff, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on individual farms.

We will discuss how we developed soil health economic case studies highlighting practice adoption by eight farmers in different parts of the U.S. This includes two almond producers, four corn-soybean farmers, and two diversified cropping system farmers. We will discuss how these two-page case studies offer useful outreach and educational content on the costs and benefits of successful soil health practice adoption.  

Participate in this webinar to learn about the economic findings related to changes in costs, revenues, yield, and return on investment. Hear individual stories about how nutrient and pesticide applications changed in response to soil health practices. These eight new case studies 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.

Watch webinar

Presenters: 

Michelle Perez, PhD, Water Initiative Director, American Farmland Trust

Florence Swartz, Consulting Economist, former NRCS New York State Economist

Hosts: 

USDA Northeast Climate Hub and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Date/Time

May 18 at 2pm EST

Event Description
Learn how soil health practices can improve farm income, reduce nutrient runoff, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on individual farms.
Event Date
Event Date Start-End
-