The Nutrient Management and Soil Health (NMSH) strategy was created to improve education and awareness of impactful best management practices (BMPs). Because farmers are in the best position to determine the practices that are most appropriate on their own farms to achieve reductions in nutrient loss, the NMSH strategy will increase partnerships with existing programs to improve nutrient management and soil health and, ultimately, Indiana’s water quality.

This comprehensive strategy will stretch across multiple years with three main goals:

  • Increase awareness among farmers that nutrient loss from soil to water is an issue and can be managed at the farm level

  • Empower farmers to review and adopt new BMPs
  • Keep best management decisions in the hands of farmers

    Currently, a portion of Indiana’s farmers participate in the following best management practices:

Learn more about the NMSH strategy, here.

Take the small steps needed today to protect Indiana’s natural resources and your bottom line for the right reason — leaving the land better than you found it for the next generation to work, live and prosper on the farm.

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1Stalker Prokopy, L. and Ulrich-Schad. 2014. Understanding Nutrient Management Decisions: Examination of the Agricultural Community in Indiana. Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Natural Resources Social Science Lab.

2Singer, J. Cover Crops in the Corn Belt: Survey finds underused potential as conservation tool. Iowa State University. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Accessed July 2015. Retrieved from: