Ontario Soil Network


The Ontario Soil Network (OSN) is a farmer-led extension in Ontario with the goal of increasing the adoption of soil-building Best Management Practices such as cover crops, minimum-tillage and soil amendments. Based on peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, and framed as a leadership challenge, OSN will connect and support 40 'early adopters' in their collective outreach and peer-engagement efforts.

Participants in the course will be challenged and supported to host education events on their own farms, speak at farm events across the province, participate in media campaigns and mentor other farmers who want to take the first steps towards soil health. They will also be involved in evaluating the efficacy of their approaches, in order to become more effective influencers in the future.