The Soil Renaissance is an initiative of the Farm Foundation and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation that is designed to bring attention to the critical role of soil health in the challenge of feeding the anticipated 9 billion people on Earth by the year 2050. Specifically, Dedman will work with the organization to help establish parameters for research trials.
The Soil Renaissance Board evolved from discussions by 25 leaders of conventional and organic agriculture, land managers, policymakers and science and research industries.
The goal of the Soil Renaissance Board is to both create awareness and educate individuals on the importance of soil health and how healthier soil can assist the world in feeding the entire population. Dedman will use his expertise to work with the Research Group within the Soil Renaissance Board to reach both of these goals of raising awareness and educating the public.
“There is an overabundance of data that shows that proper soil health increases a grower’s efficiency,” says Dedman. “What we will work to do, through our Soil Renaissance Research Working Group, is to standardize this data to provide a barometer for all growers to use to effectively measure and improve the health of their soil.”
About Monty’s Plant Food Company
Monty’s Plant Food Company offers natural soil enhancement and plant fertility products using innovative proprietary technologies for growers around the world in the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries. Founded in 1997, the Louisville, Kentucky-based company’s products are effective, environmentally sound and economically feasible. For more information about Monty’s plant, soil and specialty products, visit www.montysplantfood.com or call 800-978-6342.
About Farm Foundation, NFP
Farm Foundation, NFP serves as a catalyst for sound public policy by providing objective information to foster a deeper understanding of issues shaping the future for agriculture, food systems and rural regions. The Foundation does not lobby or advocate. Our 80-year reputation for objectivity allows us to bring together diverse stakeholders for discussions on economic and public policies issues.
About The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation has focused on soil health since it was created by Lloyd Noble in 1945 to help protect the soil and safeguard the land for use by future generations by working directly with agricultural producers to effect change in regional soil health. An independent, nonprofit institute headquartered in Ardmore, Okla., the Noble Foundation conducts direct operations, including assisting farmers and ranchers, and conducting plant science research and agricultural programs to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally and internationally.