Climate Smart Farming Resource

Cornell Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health

Improved soil health can lead to increased productivity, reduce the need for external inputs, and increase farm resilience to severe weather events. The Cornell Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health was created to help farmers develop appropriate management solutions to build and maintain healthy soils. The Soil Health Team offers information, extension support, and testing services to farmers throughout New York. 

A copy of their framework manual for assessing soil health is available for download below along with links to the soil health assessment website and their chapter relating specifically to climate mitigation. 


Framework Manual: Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health

Climate Mitigation Chapter: Climate Mitigation through soil health

Developer: Cornell University

Cost: Free – $50 per sample

Time Investment: Moderate – High