About the Host Farms

Robert Henley and Adam Daughtery

Robert Henley

203 Henley Ln
Hillsboro, TN 37342

Robert serves as an agronomist for Nutrien Ag. He owns and manages 70 acres of cropland in Hillsboro, TN and serves as field agronomist for numerous growers covering thousands of acres in Southern Middle TN and Northern Alabama. His clients range from folks adhering to regenerative practices all the way to conventional till systems. Annually, Robert gets to see firsthand the benefits and challenges in managing high production row crops following soil health promoting principles. Robert has been an instrumental team member in promoting the education and implementation of higher functioning agro-ecological systems across Coffee County, TN and the surrounding region. Robert has been a strong advocate assisting in the salt load reduction from commercial inputs. His work with producers on strategic in-furrow and foliar fertility programs has created results that are less detrimental to the soil biota.


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Journey Farm
Lewis and Trudy Guthrie

655 Anthony Mill Rd
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Lewis and Trudy are first generation livestock producers who ventured to Coffee County, TN in 2013 leaving behind the corporate hustle and bustle of the Atlanta metro area. They bought two degraded ridge tops overlooking Normandy Lake and decided being cattle farmers sounded like a good idea. Lewis and Trudy were advised to meet up with NRCS District Conservationist Adam Daugherty for advice. As the farm name implies it has been a journey to say the least, but this journey has proved that adhering to the simple principles will lead to a rejuvenated and resilient resource. Lewis and Trudy are a testament to the beauty and reward in mimicking and managing in nature’s image.


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Adam Daugherty 

168 Days End
Manchester, TN 37355

Adam Daugherty serves as the USDA-NRCS District Conservationist in Coffee County, TN. Since May 2013 Adam has devoted his professional career to the education and implementation of the transition from long term no-till production to higher functioning agro-ecological systems. Along this journey Adam has gained a broad knowledge of implementing and managing diverse cover crop mixtures. This journey has offered Adam the ability to assist numerous producers to be successful by pushing the envelope in the production of corn and soybeans in high biomass cover crop scenarios. Much of the confidence in high biomass conditions has come from trial and error on Adam’s small-scale operation. Annually Adam grows sweet corn, okra, and sunflowers for direct market.

April 20-22, 2021

Tuition of $1,375 includes:
• Regen Ag 101 course ($499.00 value), which we would like you to complete prior to the first day of class;
• In-person attendance at the SHA school, as well as digital course materials and lunch each day;
• Two follow-up Zoom meetings with a consultant within the first year after the date of the SHA school you attended; and
• Access to future scheduled conference calls with the instructors.

Discounts available!
• With a paid registration at $1375, you may bring an immediate family member along and they will receive a $200 discount
• Full time college students will receive a $200 discount
• Soil Health Academy alumni will receive a $200 discount
• Scholarship opportunities available at: soilhealthacademy.org/scholarships

Email: info@soilhealthacademy.com for coupon code

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in increasing their profitability through the design and logistics of cover crops. Various planning and implementing strategies will be discussed under no-till, organic, and organic no-till systems. We will discuss cropping systems with an ecological approach designed to lower input costs and increase profitability.

School Location

7296 Hillsboro Highway
Hillsboro, TN 37342

Farm Location

203 Henley Ln
Hillsboro, TN 37342

What You Will Learn

  • Utilize the Six Principles of Soil Health and Three Rules of Adaptive Stewardship
  • Increase Farm Profitability by Advancing Soil Health
  • Successfully Improve the Nutrient Cycle on your Farm
  • How to Inter-seed Cover Crops
  • How to Design Cover Crop Mixes to Address your Resource Concerns
  • How to Terminate Cover Crops by Rolling
  • Strategies and Logistics of Implementing Cover Crops

Topics Addressed

  • Proper Soil Testing and Interpretation
  • Designing Multi-Species Cover Crop Mixes
  • Microbiology's Role in Nutrient Cycling
  • Identifying Resource Concerns
  • Soil Health Evaluation
  • Understanding Carbon to Nitrogen Ratios
  • Cover Crop Termination


Ray Archuleta

Ray Archuleta

Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown

David Kleinschmidt

David Kleinschmidt

Shane New

Shane New

Dr. Allen Williams

Dr. Allen Williams

Hotel Option

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

111 Hospitality Blvd

Manchester, TN 37355


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