Minnesota Office for Soil Health

The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and the Water Resources Center (WRC) announced a new collaborative program, the Minnesota Office for Soil Health. The program will build local expertise to promote soil health and soil and water conservation. Research and outreach will expand the tools and skills of Minnesota’s local conservation delivery community, and promote understanding of the economic impacts of soil and water management practices.
The WRC will lead the University’s involvement in cooperation with UMN Extension, the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, and other UMN departments. The centerpiece of the program will be a new Extension Soil Health Specialist position.
“We continue to understand more about soil health as a foundation for thriving farms and quality water resources. This initiative will serve as a conduit that connects the latest soil health research to develop solutions and tools for Minnesota producers, their advisers, and conservation professionals." Jeff Peterson, Director, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center.

Full press release .pdf

BWSR memo and background information .pdf

Assistant Extension Professor Soil Health Specialist position