Keeping Indiana’s soil healthy for future generations is key to growth

Editor’s Note: The following is part of a class project originally initiated in the fall of 2021 in the classroom of Professor Adam Kuban at Ball State University. Continuing the project this fall, Kuban challenged his students to find sustainability efforts in the Muncie area and present their ideas to Deanna Watson, Editor of The Star Press, Journal & Courier and Pal-Item. Several such stories will be presented in November and December 2022.

The world’s population is increasing rapidly. According to the World Population 2020 Datasheet, our population is estimated to reach just under 10 billion people by 2050.

As a result, food production alone must increase by at least 70% to keep up with the basic needs of this growing population, according to a study published in Impact Investor in 2022.