Minnesota Soil Health Action Framework: Fact Sheet

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Minnesota Soil Health Action Framework: Fact Sheet

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The purpose of this report is to develop an action framework to increase adoption of soil health management practices. We believe that improving the health of soils across the state means a more stable, financially sound, and productive agricultural sector; healthier lakes, streams and groundwater; better habitat; more carbon storage; and opportunities for flood mitigation through more dispersed water storage. This document is a framework of desired outcomes, metrics, strategies, and actions, intended to be used by diverse interests to guide their planning for advancing soil health. The document resulted from meetings of an advisory group representing diverse interests from both the public and private sector.




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The development of the Framework was funded by the McKnight Foundation, led by the University of Minnesota Office for Soil Health and the Board of Water and Soil Resources, and based on discussions with representatives of public and private sector interests in Minnesota’s soil health.

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Rhees, Suzanne; Lewandowski, A. Marcelle; Cates, Anna; Gile, Tom. (2024). Minnesota Soil Health Action Framework: Fact Sheet. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/261460.

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