DENVER, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cool Planet, an agriculture technology company focused on soil health solutions, has partnered with Tim Hammerich, the host of the Future of Agriculture podcast, to create an educational multimedia series about soil health called Stories from the Soil.
"Soil health is the literal groundwork and foundation of our nation's agricultural system and our food supply," said Tim Hammerich, CEO of Future of Agriculture and host of its national podcast. "There is a vast amount of information being published about soil health that's either too technical or too general which results in its importance not translating to our everyday lives - from crops on the farm, the food on our family dinner table, to our nation's food security. Stories from the Soil is a partnership that we hope gets to the heart of soil health by featuring conversations and insights from the people who are dealing with soil issues and successes every single day."
In the series, Tim travels to California, Colorado, New York, North Dakota, and Texas to have conversations with farmers, land stewards, and researchers to better understand how they manage their soils to establish a strong foundation for growth and enhance the sustainability of their operations and the planet. The multimedia series will include a website (www.storiesfromthesoil.com), videos, podcasts, and blog posts that tell the stories of innovative and leading soil professionals and offers practical advice to others interested in improving soil health.
"We are a company that is deeply dedicated to the science and technology behind soil health and we firmly believe the best ideas and solutions that drive the market forward come from farmers and other partners who are on the front lines," noted Jim Loar, CEO of Cool Planet. "We are excited to be partnering with the Future of Agriculture to dig deeper into soil health and bring these stories to the forefront so we can all learn from our country's experts and improve our nation's soils."
The series will feature conversations with growers and experts from around the country who are utilizing or studying advanced soil health methods in their practices. 'Stories from the Soil' will feature segments about the following farmers and experts:
- Joe Breker, Grower at Joseph Breker Farms in Havana, North Dakota
- John Diener, President & CEO, Red Rocks Ranch in Five Points, California
- John Heermann, innovative, no-till farmer from Huxton, Colorado
- Jay Hill, Co-Owner at Hill Farms and Wholesome Valley Farms in the Las Cruces, New Mexico area
- Jeffrey P Mitchell Ph.D., Cropping Systems Specialist from UC Davis Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
- Israel Morales, Grower at JV Farms Organic in Salinas, CA
- Don Perry, Organic Specialist at J.R. Simplot Company, Inc.
- Navé Strauss, Director of Street Tree Planting at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
- Dr. Abbey Wick, Assistant Professor, Extension Soil Health Specialist at North Dakota State University
Stories from the Soil will release a video and blog post or podcast once a week starting on September 19 through the week of November 19. For more information and to share your story on soil health visit www.storiesfromthesoil.com or #StoriesFromTheSoil.
About Cool Planet
Cool Planet is an agriculture technology company that develops and markets Engineered Biocarbon™ technology products for soil health. The company's first commercial product line is Cool Terra®, an award-winning soil amendment, which works to improve key soil performance characteristics for greater plant growth and quality. Cool Terra® is also carbon negative. Over 100 independent, 3rd party field trials have shown that Cool Terra® delivers, on average, a greater than 12% increase in yield while generating a greater than 3:1 grower return on investment. Cool Terra® provides sustainability and profitability for agriculture, landscape, turf, nursery and ornamental markets. Cool Planet is also innovating animal nutrition, microbial, and early plant establishment products to address the growing global concerns of soil health, sustainability and food security. Learn more about Cool Terra® and Engineered Biocarbon™ technology at coolterra.com, on Twitter at @CoolPlanet and on Facebook at facebook.com/CoolTerraNews. Contact the company about Cool Terra® at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 564-9332.
About Future of Agriculture
Future of Agriculture is a media company that explores the people, companies, and ideas impacting the future of the agricultural industry. The platform features a weekly podcast and blog that focuses on innovators in AgTech, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and food security. Guests have included CEOs, scientists, investors, early stage entrepreneurs, and agricultural producers. Learn more at www.FutureOfAg.com or find "Future of Agriculture" on any podcast player.
SOURCE Cool Planet