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Contacts for Implementing Soil Health Practices

Farmers across the country can reach out to their local NRCS and Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) staff to help them implement soil health practices on their farm.

In the watersheds featured in the AFT case studies, farmers can reach out to both the local NRCS and SWCD staff as well as the AFT authors of the case studies:

California – San Joaquin Valley – Almonds

AFT case study author: Paul Lum, AFT California Project Manager, plum@farmland.org, (707) 480-1893

NRCS and SWCD staff: Madera Service Center, 425 N. Gateway Dr., Suite K, 559-674-4628



Illinois – Vermillion Headwaters Watershed – Corn-Soybeans

AFT case study author: Dr. Emily Bruner, former AFT Midwest Conservation & Stewardship Program Manager

NRCS and SWCD staff: Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District, 217-349-4388 ext. 3 & NRCS Paxton Field Office, 217 379-2371 ext. 3., 1380 West Ottawa, P.O. Box 232, Paxton, IL 60957


Ohio – Upper Scioto River Watershed – Corn-Soybeans

AFT case study author: Brian Brandt, AFT Agriculture Conservation Innovations Director, bbrandt@farmland.org, 614-430-8130

NRCS and SWCD staff: Denise Shafer, Delaware County NRCS, 557 Sunbury Rd # A, Delaware, OH 43015, 740-362-4011


New York – Genesee River Watershed – Diversified Crop Farms

AFT case study author: Aaron Ristow, AFT New York Agriculture Stewardship Program Manager, aristow@farmland.org

NRCS and SWCD staff: Wyoming County Office, 36 Center Street, Warsaw, NY 14569, (585) 786-3118