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Soil Health Programs

Soil Health Assessment Program and Testing Services

Seeking farmers interested in FREE soil health testing on their farm!

  • Samples are collected and shipped by CCE Ag Stewardship/SWCD staff
  • Samples are analyzed using Cornell’s Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health (CASH) test (physical, biological, and chemical indicators)
  • Results reviewed by the farmer and CCE Ag Stewardship/SWCD staff
  • Recommendations given and management strategies to improve soil health discussed

Program Goal: evaluate, monitor, and educate farmers about soil health on their farm to facilitate the adoption of more practices that promote soil health.

Interested? Contact Debbie Aller (CCE-Suffolk) at, 631-727-3595 or Corey Humphrey (SC-SWCD) at, 631-852-3285

Program and Testing Services flyer

Soil Health Equipment Loan Program (Soil HELP)

Equipment Loans Begin March 2019!


  • Reserve the equipment online or over the phone.
  • Provide proof of insurance.
  • An incidental deposit (refunded when equipment is returned).
  • Adequate transportation to pick up and drop off the equipment at Dorothy P. Flint 4H Camp, located: 3186 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

Equipment available for loan:

  • Truax FLEX II No-Till Drill
  • Unverferth Zonebuilder 132 (2-shank)
  • Unverferth Zonebuilder 132 (4-shank)
  • New Holland 145 Box Spreader
  • Two ABI 50 cu. ft. Manure Spreaders with Ground Drive
  • No-Till Transplanter
  • I & J Roller Crimper

Program Goal: assist farmers in conserving and improving soil health long-term by offering conservation oriented agricultural equipment.

Interested? Contact Debbie Aller (CCE-Suffolk) at, 631-727-3595 or Corey Humphrey (SC-SWCD) at, 631-852-3285.

Loan Program flyer


Deborah Aller
Agricultural Stewardship Specialist
631-727-7850 x 206

Last updated July 26, 2019