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Soil Sense

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Welcome to the Soil Sense Podcast, where we believe that building healthier soils is not just a prescription, but rather a pursuit. This journey requires collaboration, curiosity, and communication among farmers, agricultural researchers, agronomists, consultants, and extension. You’re going to hear… read more


Setting the Stage for Soil Health in North Dakota

Dr. Abbey Wick is an Extension Soil Health Specialist at North Dakota State University. She joins us to share what her role is in promoting soil health in North Dakota. Dr. Wick works primarily with farmers but also coordinates county extension agents and other educators to share what new research indicates with regards to enriching the health of the soil. She encourages networking between all factions of agriculture to best help the farmer in their pursuit of a high quality yield. Her Cafe Talks have become a welcomed forum for farmers to receive, engage with and implement new practices that work best for their individual needs.

“Every year is different...that makes it a lifelong pursuit, makes it an awareness that you have to have of your system.” - Dr. Abbey Wick

This Week on Soil Sense:

  • How North Dakota coordinates efforts to disseminate information
  • What soil health means to her as a soil scientist
  • What are the obstacles she must overcome to get new ideas and research accepted
  • Why Soil Health does not lend itself to a “one size fits all”  prescription service
  • What happens when she doesn’t know the answer to a farmer’s questions.
  • What is a S.H.A.R.E. Farm

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Soil Sense Podcast is hosted by Tim Hammerich of the Future of Agriculture Podcast.

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