lt All Starts with Healthy Soil

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lt All Starts with Healthy Soil

By Larry Clemens
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The reThink Soil initiative combines #farming #innovation and environmental conservation via @CSRwire

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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:30pm


Tim Smith is among a growing number of innovative farmers who are managing their croplands with practices that promote conservation of land and waters while increasing crop yields. On November 1, 2016, Tim joined experts from The Nature ConservancyGeneral Mills and the Soil Health Institute at the annual BSR Conference in New York City to launch the reThink Soil initiative. Developed by an interdisciplinary team of Conservancy experts, with support from General Mills, reThink Soil outlines a 10-point roadmap to achieve significant conservation and economic benefits of healthy soils, including $1.2 billion in annual net economic gains for farmers and $7.4 billion in water and climate benefits.

Tim shares his experiences and lessons from his farm with Larry Clemens, North America Agriculture Program Director for The Nature Conservancy. 

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Photo credit: © Soil Health Partnership 

Larry Clemens grew up in America’s Farm Belt, where he learned at a young age how the lands and waters connect us and how agriculture touches every part of our lives — a valuable lesson that has served him well since he first joined the Conservancy in 1992.

The Director of North America’s Agriculture Program since December 2014, Larry is helping to guide the comprehensive approach to agriculture and conservation. 

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