Program areas at Soil Health Institute
In 2022, the Soil Health Institute (shi) partnered with 14 organizations to conduct programs in approximately 25 states to advance Soil Health education, research and development, measurement, and communications. In education, shi established and conduct a Soil Health education program for farmers and agronomists growing potatoes across canada, cotton across the u.s. south, and corn and soy across the u.s. midwest; and conducted an internship program for 5 students from hbcus, providing them with experience using the fieldprint calculator, data analysis, report writing, giving presentations, and Soil sampling.in measurement and research & development, shi established shi's recommended measurements for assessing Soil Health by posting peer-reviewed journal articles, interpretive summaries, videos, popular articles, field and lab standard operating procedures, and many other resources including the publication of 8 peer-reviewed scientific papers on shi's research. In communicating this knowledge, shi redesigned and launched a new website that also serves as a digital case for support, highlighting our updated strategic plan, initiatives, impact, people, progress, many resources, career opportunities, and donation assets (e.g., charity navigator and guidestar ratings) and updated shi's strategic plan that addresses contemporary strategic goals of climate change, regenerative agriculture, water resources, farmer empowerment, and consumer demand + policy.additionally, shi released new advances and associated news through 14 formal press releases, reaching a potential audience totaling over 739 million; updated stakeholders, partners, and the general public through over 600 social media posts and 45 new video releases in 2022; and engaged stakeholders and general public in learning about the latest advances in Soil Health science and adoption through shi's 7th annual meeting with 1912 registrants representing 1322 organizations from 72 countries and 45 states. Shi increased its impact by serving as an impact partner to the u.s. Climate alliance.