On December 3, 2015 the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Farm Foundation, NFP announced the creation of a new Soil Health Institute, to be headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
The Institute is an offshoot of an ongoing effort known as the Soil Renaissance.
According to today’s press release, “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–everyone who benefits from healthy soils.”
In the early stages of the Institute, the founders hope to facilitate a national soil health assessment to establish a baseline measurement of soil health in the U.S.
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