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Learn About Your Soils Online

The USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey is a powerful tool.  Use it to learn more about your soil type, productivity rating, and more. 

Here’s what you’ll find in this Farmbyte;

  • How to navigate to the land you’re interested in
  • How to select fields
  • Important data outputs
  • How to export reports

We also share a written guide on its use along with UMN Extension’s Soil Management Series.

To access the Farmbyte, visit the link below.

Introduction to using the USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey

Farmbytes are an online feature from the UMN Extension Small Farms Team.  The main component of each Farmbyte is video.  Some videos are instructional, others are interviews with experts.


Jake Overgaard
Extension Educator, Agriculture Production Systems
(507) 457-6440
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