CCSI-HAT Soil Health Podcast

by Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative

Monthly podcast dedicated to soil health practices and systems. The podcast is produced through a partnership between the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (ccsin.org) and Hoosier Ag Today. It features farmers and other experts discussing a wide variety of practices: no-till, cover crops, nutrient/manure management, grazing. Special thanks to Purdue University Hort Extension for their organization and guidance for t... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 5

  • S05 E04 - Season 4 Episode 4 - Insects and Health

    S05 E04 - Season 4 Episode 4 - Insects and Health

    It turns out that a discussion about insects and soil health isn’t just a discussion about how insects affect soil health. It’s also about how the disappearance of beneficial insects is affecting the health of plants, wildlife, li...

    40:31
  • S05 E03 - Season 5 Episode 3 - From an Historic Black Farming Community to Teaching about Food and Ag in Underserved Communities

    S05 E03 - Season 5 Episode 3 - From an Historic Black Farming Community to Teaching about Food and Ag in Underserved Communities

    Join John Jamerson and Denise Greer Jamerson live and farm in historic Lyles Station, Indiana - an historic Black farming community. For years, they have been tapping into their connections and their roots to sell fresh produce in...

    35:10
  • S05 E02 - Season 5 Episode 2 - Climate Smart Farming and Indiana Programs

    S05 E02 - Season 5 Episode 2 - Climate Smart Farming and Indiana Programs

    Hans Schmitz, CCSI Agronomist, and Joe Rorick, Indiana Soybean Alliance/Indiana Corn Marketing Council - both also with Purdue Extension - talk about opportunities to build resilience to extreme weather, participate in programs to...

    24:02
  • S05 E01 - Season 5 Episode 1 - Training Across Wide Partnerships is Key for Soil Health

    S05 E01 - Season 5 Episode 1 - Training Across Wide Partnerships is Key for Soil Health

    Recorded at Fisher's Farm where former NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist Barry Fisher (recently retired) practices what he preachers - Barry was joined by former Indiana NRCS State Soil Health Specialist Stephanie McLain (who j...

    35:47
  • Season 4

  • S04 E09 - Season 4 Episode 9 - Learning from Your Peers

    S04 E09 - Season 4 Episode 9 - Learning from Your Peers

    Recorded live at the Indy Farm Show, Mike Shuter - a seasoned soil health practitioner and NACD Soil Health Champion was joined by Andrew Bernzott, a young farmer and National Wildlife Federation Conservation Champion, and Dan Qui...

    30:59