Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Soil Health Institute Formed

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Soil Health Institute Formed

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ARDMORE - The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation have formed the Soil Health Institute.

The Soil Health Institute's mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of the soil. It will work directly with conventional and organic farmers and ranchers, public- and private-sector researchers, academia, policymakers, government agencies, industry, environmental groups and consumers.

The organization will serve as a resource for soil health information, working to set soil health standards and measurement, build knowledge about the economics of soil health, offer educational programs and coordinate research in all aspects of soil and soil health.

"The Soil Health Institute will provide much needed research funding so we can better understand our soil," said Bill Buckner, Noble Foundation president and chief executive. …

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