Mission

The mission of the Soil Health Advisory Group is to help guide and prioritize soil health research and extension efforts directed by NDSU; to provide networking opportunities among NDSU, state and federal agencies, retail partners, and commodity-grower groups; and to help increase the awareness and importance of soils to North Dakota’s vitality.  By providing the public and scientific communities evidence for adaption to changing soil environments, North Dakota’s land managers will be better suited to adapt to changes in climate, cropping systems, and environmental situations.

The purpose:  to help land managers adapt to changing soil conditions
The business: networking, research, education
The values: good soil health is needed to maintain or improve North Dakota’s economic prosperity and to minimize environmental impacts caused by land management practices

Goals

Short-term: Networking among groups, brainstorming about immediate soil health concerns, prioritizing research projects and extension programs

Medium-term: help the public by providing information about soil health, to help find solutions to the most immediate soil health concerns, and to build relationships with funding agencies

Long-term: Help direct NDSU soil health research and extension efforts with the objective of increasing economic prosperity and increasing or maintaining soil health

Organization and Facilitator

The meetings will be organized and moderated by the Soil Health Extension faculty member (Dr. Abbey Wick).