About the Ontario Soil Network
Deep beneath our feet, the soil tells a story of life, growth, and sustainability. At the Ontario Soil Network (OSN), we recognize the invaluable role soil plays in our ecosystem and the immense responsibility we carry to nurture and protect it. As a dynamic consortium of passionate farmers, researchers, and environmental advocates, OSN stands at the forefront of promoting sustainable agricultural practices. Through collaborative research, knowledge sharing, and on-ground initiatives, we strive to uphold the health of our soils, ensuring prosperity for farms and families today and for generations to come.
Healthy Soils, Farms, and Families – Today and Forever: At the Ontario Soil Network, we believe that the foundation of a prosperous future lies in the rich earth beneath our feet. We envision a world where the vitality of our soil mirrors the wellbeing of our communities, ensuring sustainability and abundance for all.
Farmers Talking to Farmers: Utilizing the strength and unity of our network, our mission is to champion the enduring adoption of sustainable practices. Through collaboration and dialogue, we strive for an Ontario that boasts both environmental health and economic stability, securing an environmentally sound and financially robust future.
- Research & Innovation: Harnessing the latest in soil science to continually refine our best practices and support the mission’s goals.
- Education & Outreach: Ensuring every farmer, stakeholder, and community member has the resources and knowledge they need to contribute to our shared vision.
- Collaboration & Partnership: Amplifying the voice of farmers and creating synergies with industry leaders, researchers, and policymakers.
- Stewardship & Responsibility: Recognizing our pivotal role as caretakers of the land, and leading with integrity and foresight.
Meet the Team
The heart and soul of the Ontario Soil Network are its dedicated members who bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to the table. Our team is a harmonious blend of experienced hands and innovative minds, all committed to a singular vision: fostering healthy soils for a sustainable future.