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Soil Health

Soil Health in New Mexico

Soil is a living and life-giving substance, without which we would perish.

As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance. So much so that we believe improving the health of our health of our Nation’s soil is one of the most important conservation endeavors of our time.

The resources on this soil health section of our site are designed to help visitors understand the basics and benefits of soil health, and to learn about Soil Health Management Systems from farmers who are using those systems.

In supporting the National Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Health Movement, the New Mexico NRCS has conducted over 70 Soil Health Workshops throughout the state, with the assistance of our conservation partners, Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), New Mexico State University (NMSU) Specialist, and  producers. Our goal has been to assist in bringing a basic awareness of the fundamental principles/practices  of building healthy and productive soils.

Soil Health Across the Nation

NEW Soil Health map 2014

A growing number of America’s farmers are using soil health management systems to improve the health and function of their soil—and we’re working hand-in-hand with these producers through our technical and financial assistance programs and services to help ensure their success. Click here to use the interactive map and find out what’s happening in your state regarding soil health and learn more about some of the farmers who are unlocking the secrets in the soil.


Newspaper/Magazine Info-Graphics

Infographic Web CopyThere are a lot of interesting facts about healthy soil. Check out these informative graphics to unlock some of the secrets in healthy soil. Newspaper, magazine and newsletter editors are encouraged to download and publish these graphics (royalty-free) to help their readers discover some of the interesting facts at our feet