About the Soil Health Leadership Lab
Launched in 2019, the Soil Health Leadership Lab (SHLL) is a network of organizations that are providing key technical and support services for row crop and livestock farmers to adopt cover crops and other soil health practices.
Hosted by the Sustainable Food Lab, the SHLL provides a confidential space for peer-to-peer sharing, capacity building and exploration of potential partnerships. Members are provided with opportunities to engage in workshops and monthly peer group calls. The SHLL includes over twenty five members from organizations spanning the U.S. Find out more about our learning atmosphere and contact us to join our efforts.
Learning & Events
We are committed to learning and sharing best practices for program delivery, strategies for reaching middle adopters and support to ally stakeholders who are committed to soil health. The SHLL provides a variety of ways to engage including in-person events and peer phone calls.
- Workshops: Throughout the year workshops with specialists are offered to group members. In the past workshops have focused around event messaging and planning, political advocacy, women in agriculture, farm stress and mental health, racial equity and farm level economics.
- Monthly Phone Calls: Members join a small group of peers and Food Lab staff to discuss sticking points in their work, opportunities for pre-competitive collaboration and a variety of other topics.
- Supply Chain Synergy: Through our connection with private sector sustainability professionals, members are connected with supply chain actors to brainstorm best practices.
- Other Communication & Learning: Members are able to connect online to share resources, ask questions and view valuable resources at any time.
Join the Soil Health Leadership Lab
The SHLL is supported by the Walton Family Foundation. With their generous support, members are able to participate with little to no cost (on occasion members are asked to pay for travel fees when meeting in-person).
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The only commitment we ask of Fellows is to show up for events and calls when available.
Collaborate with the Soil Health Leadership Lab
Interested in connecting with like-minded individuals, learning from our vast network or building capacity at your organization? Contact Kaitlin Sampson Murphy to learn more: [email protected].