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Soil health journey worth the work, speaker says

By Tim Unruh

Gail Fuller stood before a few dozen people on Jan. 23 and urged them to begin telling their stories.

The diversified farmer of 162 acres from near Severy in southeast Kansas, almost insisted that growing food should find a different direction.

It’s all about “turning inedible energy into edible energy,” he said on the final day of the third annual Soil Health U.

The event was staged by Dodge City, Kansas-based High Plains Journal, and brought roughly 600 people to the Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina.

They came from as far away as Australia and France.

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Soil Health U Expert Insight


Soil Health U 2020: Program aimed at changing the planet

By Tim Unruh

Oohs and ahs were evidence of impact rumbling through the crowd while Ray Archuleta stunned folks with visual appeal the morning of Jan. 22. The stark contrast of photos flashed on the screen in Heritage Hall snared the attention of some 600 people who were attending the third annual Soil Health U and Trade Show at Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina, Kansas. Read more


Visionaries helped Williams return to farming

By Tim Unruh

Deciding to work with nature instead of against it has made a huge difference to Darin Williams. The farmer and his wife, Nancy, from Coffey County in southeast Kansas embraced a return to natural systems agriculture in 2010. The couple cut their workload, time on the tractor, input costs, found an increase in profits, and of course, brought their soil back to life. Read more


Soil Health U panelists provide insight and inspiration

By Lacey Newlin

Soil Health U, held Jan. 22 to 23 in Salina, Kansas, did not disappoint when it came to panels aimed at explaining techniques, personal experiences and advice pertaining to regenerative agriculture. The event, in its third year and sponsored by High Plains Journal, held three separate panels with panelists from all over the spectrum. Read more


More Soil Health News


Soil health takes off

By Jason Johnson, NRCS

Officials at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids partnered with USDA to improve soil health and protect water quality on the airport’s 2,000 cropland acres.  Read more


Dryland Soil Health Network meeting set for Feb. 18 in Hays

By Mary Lou Peter

There’s no teacher like experience, and like any profession, farmers learn from their own experiences plus those of fellow growers and researchers. Read more


Economist explains farm bill programs

By Kylene Scott

Kansas State University Extension Ag Economist Monte Vandeveer said professionals and farmers alike have been talking about the 2018 farm bill even before 2018 ticked over on the calendar.  Read more


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