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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!

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

  • CCE Ag Stewardship/SC SWCD staff consults with producer to learn past and current operations, and future goals.
  • 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 producer and CCE Ag Stewardship/SWCD staff
  • Recommendations given and management strategies to improve soil health discussed

Interested? Contact LeighAnn Montaglione

Soil Health Testing flyer

Soil Health Equipment Loan Program (Soil HELP)

Program Goalassist farmers in conserving and improving soil health long-term by offering conservation oriented agriculture equipment.


  • Reserve the equipment online or over the phone.
  • Agreement and Injury Risk Waiver must be filled out and signed.
  • Provide proof of insurance.
  • An incidental deposit of $500.00 (refunded when equipment is returned cleaned and not damaged).
  • Adequate transportation to pick up and drop off the equipment 
  • Equipment must be thoroughly cleaned of debris (mulch, seeds, mud, compost, etc.) before being returned.

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
  • Millcreek 406 Rowmulcher

Interested? Contact Emily Lindback at, 631-727-7850 ext. 206

Equipment Loan Program flyer

Last updated December 21, 2023