Healthy Soil

Keeping soil healthy and productive is import to the future of Maine farms. Healthy soil provides a long-term return that supports current and future rural businesses. Farmers who follow soil health principles and systems that include no-till, cover cropping and diverse rotations are increasing their soil’s organic matter and improving microbial communities. As a result, farmers are sequestering more carbon, increasing water infiltration, improving wildlife and pollinator habitat—all while building soil equity for future generations.