Episode 99. Soil Health and the Five Soil Health Principles

In this episode, Nina Prater, a soil specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program, sits down for a conversation with NCAT Southeast Regional Director Margo Hale to talk about the basics of soil health and to go over the five soil health principles that farmers and ranchers can follow to regenerate soil to a healthy, productive condition. Margo is a livestock specialist, and she earned two degrees in Animal Science without a single soil class. Nina tries to remedy this around the office on a regular basis, so they decided to record one of these conversations. Margo and Nina both work out of NCAT’s regional office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

For more information on this topic, contact Nina Prater directly at ninap@ncat.org and Margo Hale at margoh@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Soil Health and Regenerative Agriculture Podcast

Building Healthy Pasture Soils

Integrating Livestock and Crops: Improving Soil, Solving Problems, Increasing Income

Soil Health Tutorial

How to Add Compost on Your Small Farm

Other Resources:

Building Soil for Better Crops, SARE

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