The 2021 Network Challenge is ON!
The Soil Network is a soil-focused, farmer-to-farmer, social and educational network with a shared goal of improving Ontario’s Soils. The Network Challenge is a one year challenge to improve your communication and leadership skills, grow your network and build your soil.
Being part of the Ontario Soil Network means peer support to those “early adopters” that innovate with wild ideas in their back fields; building the confidence to bring them to the road-side. This network emboldens the innovative individual and gives them a shared experience to support their efforts in reaching the majority. By linking and supporting these individuals across the province under a common objective, they’re able to bring the resources of the whole organization back to their communities in the individualized ways that are needed. The soil network supports the right people to be thought leaders within their communities because they will be the positive force that popularizes soil health in Ontario.
In the Network Challenge, our network mentors receive a range of skills training to match to their goals and host events, participate in advertisement campaigns, present at large agricultural events, participate in research and much more! To date, the Soil Network has completed over 100 speaking engagements, making 15,000 impressions on farmers & 3000 impressions on industry reps. 120 on-farm events have reached 2000 farmers & 300 industry reps. Network participants have reached out directly for those one-on-ones, accomplishing 800 one-on-one conversations with farmers, 300 one-on-one conversations with industry reps. With 1,200 hours spent on research, 5000 hours spent on outreach, the challenge is building communities and momentum for soil action!
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