KRC Receives Soil Health Grant
This fall, the Kansas Rural Center received a grant focused on state soil health policy from the National Healthy Soils Policy Network (NHSPN), of which KRC was a founding member. This $5000 grant will provide for staff time to create a survey of Kansas farmers regarding their attitudes on soil health practices and how possible government intervention could help/hinder their adoption of new practices.
Farmers will receive and fill out the survey soon, and the results will be provided to Kansas lawmakers to help inform their knowledge of what is most helpful to farmers for future policy decisions.
Up to ten farmers who participate in the survey will meet with lawmakers in several video meetings before and during this legislative session to discuss incentives and programs directly with legislators.
We look forward to seeing what new information and connections this grant can help us develop!
For more information, contact Ryan Goertzen-Regier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO: Joanna Will, back row fourth from the right, represented KRC in Seattle in 2019 at the initial gathering of soil health partners which led to the formation of the NSHPN.