AFT’s Soil Health Stewards Program is a national effort to engage and support agricultural land protection practitioners in promoting soil health practices with the farmers, ranchers, and others who own and manage permanently protected agricultural land.
Launched in 2021, this program provides unique learning opportunities and support for staff of land conservation organizations and public PACE programs across the nation. Videos from virtual trainings are offered in this Soil Health Steward Toolkit for those interested in studying the benefits of promoting soil health practices on protected agricultural land.
The purpose of this session is to introduce the meaning and broad benefits of “soil health,” and to explore how soil health relates to regenerative agriculture, climate resiliency, and other environmental benefits. Also reviewed are the four soil health management systems principles, what conservation practices improve soil health, and what some of the barriers to adoption are that farmers face.
- Mid-Atlantic: Basics, Benefits, Practices, & Barriers
- Southeast: Basics, Benefits, Practices, & Barriers
- Midwest: Basics, Benefits, Practices, & Barriers