This panel discusses the need for coordinating soil health data collection efforts. Innovations in soil health data can help catalyze innovations in healthy soil policy at the state and federal level. Unfortunately, soil health data are often siloed and there is currently limited coordination between public and private sector soil health efforts. This lack of coordination often ends up burdening farmers and ranchers with the arduous role of collecting and reporting different kinds of data for those public and private efforts.

Speakers include Arohi Sharma, water and soil health policy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council; Aria McLauchlan, co-founder and executive director of Land Core; Bianca Moebius-Clune, director of the Soil Health Division of the Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Dorn Cox, research director of OpenTEAMe.