TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Need photos for a presentation or newsletter? CCSI has curated a library of soil health and cover crop images from around the state readily available for download and use. Images will continually be added to the library.
Click on any image below for a preview and to visit the library.
Visit our Contact page to submit photos to this collection.
The CCSI video library features farmers and other Soil Health experts sharing tips and discussing their own observations. Play a variety of playlists and videos from our CCSI library one this webpage - or visit our YouTube channel directly and subscribe for updates.
Soil Health Starter Kit
Do you own farmland in Indiana?
Approximately 45% of Indiana Farmland is Owned by Non-Operators. Of that rented farmland, almost half has been rented to the same tenant for more than 10 years! Even so, the vast majority of leases must be renewed annually. This insecurity is often cited as a barrier to adoption of conservation practices.
Farmland owners are in a prime position to make adoption of soil health practices easier.
Landowner Outreach Tools
These 2-page documents are ideal for conservation groups to use as informative fact sheets or as direct mailers.
Documents are available in 2 formats:
Additional Links for Landowners
Agricultural Conservation Leasing Guide (Comprehensive guide from the University of Maryland)
Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Tenant Farmer (Factsheet)
Indiana USDA-NRCS: Information for Landowners including links to lease agreement resources
Conservation Practices and Land Leases (Iowa State)