The Soil Health Institute Welcomes Three New Team Members

Jan 25, 2022 8:00 AM ET

MORRISVILLE, N.C., January 25, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, has announced the addition of three new team members.

“We’re excited to add Adebukola Dada, Mary Griffith, and Cameron Ogilvie to our team,” said Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, SHI’s President & CEO. “Each of these individuals brings expertise in soil health and passion for supporting farmers as they adopt regenerative soil health systems. With the international experience of both Dr. Dada and Mr. Ogilvie, we will reach even more farmers around the world.”

Learn more about our newest team members:

Adebukola Dada, Ph.D., is a Research Soil Scientist leading the design, creation, and testing of digital tools for farmers. Her work includes developing a dashboard to monitor changes in soil health and tools to link management practices with Soil Health Targets. Dr. Dada received a B.S. in Agriculture from Olabisi Onabanjo University, M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan, both in Nigeria, and Ph.D. in Ecological Science and Engineering with a major focus on Agronomy (Soil Science) from Purdue University.

Mary Griffith, M.S., is a Soil Health Systems Extension Specialist at SHI, where she is leading the soil health education program for farmers participating in the U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund. Prior to this role she served as an Extension Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the Ohio State University for eight years, specializing in agronomic crop production and farm management. She received a B.S. in English, M.S. in Agricultural Economics, MPA, and Master’s in Plant Health Management all from the Ohio State University.

Cameron Ogilvie, M.S., is a Soil Health Educator for SHI, where he is leading a soil health education program for farmers and agronomists in Canada. He previously served as the Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator for Soils at Guelph, which is a University of Guelph initiative to mobilize the results of soil health research and bridge gaps among farmers, researchers, and the public. He received a B.S. in Agricultural Science and an M.S. in Cropping Systems & Agronomy from the University of Guelph, where he studied the on-farm impacts of cover crops (he prefers to call them “service crops”) on water and nutrient cycling.

About the Soil Health Institute
The Soil Health Institute is a global non-profit with a mission to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. We bring together leaders in soil health science and the industry to help farmers, ranchers, and landowners adopt soil health systems that build drought resilience, stabilize yield, and benefit their bottom line. The Institute’s team of scientists, holding doctorates in various soil science and related disciplines, has developed highly effective soil health targets and standardized measurements to quantify progress at achieving regenerative and sustainable agricultural systems, and leads the cutting-edge fields of carbon sequestration and decoding the soil microbiome. Healthy soils are the foundation for rejuvenating our land. Together, we can create a secure future for all, mitigate the effects of climate change, and help agriculture and organizations meet production and environmental goals at scale. Visit to learn more and follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

For media inquiries, contact SHI:
Dr. Loutrina Staley
(256) 361-3579