Soil samples in Bradfield Hall. Cornell's Soil Health Team works on measuring the conditions of soil, working with many different organizations, including the Department of Agriculture.

Cornell Lab Digs Deep Into World Soil Health

Kirsten Kurtz’s job is to sort through soil. She isn’t just digging through her backyard, however — as manager of the Cornell Soil Health Laboratory, Kurtz is responsible for bettering soil quality for places everywhere from corn farms in the midwest U.S. to sandy deserts in Africa.