Board Members

Levi Neuharth

Levi Neuharth

Fort Pierre, SD

Levi Neuharth, Vice Chairman of the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, and wife Crystal Neuharth hosted an educational field day at their farm near Fort Pierre on October 4th 2017.

Shawn Freeland

Shawn Freeland

Caputa, SD

Shawn Freeland, his wife Kristy and their two daughters live on their farm in Caputa where they run a cow/calf operation, stockers, registered Black Angus, beef finishing, as well as produce irrigated livestock forage.

Terry Ness

Terry Ness

Pierre, SD

Terry Ness, Secretary/Treasurer, is a founding board member of the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition.

Dennis Hoyle

Dennis Hoyle

Roscoe, SD

Dennis Hoyle, current Chairman of the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, has been a member of the board since its beginning in 2015.

Doug Sieck

Doug Sieck

Selby, SD

Doug Sieck, past Chairman and current board member, is the owner and operator of Deep Root Ranch in North Central South Dakota.

David Kruger

David Kruger

Twin Brooks, SD

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Frankfort, SD

Van Mansheim

Van Mansheim

Colome, SD

Van Mansheim, current Board Member, was elected to the Board in January 2021.

Candice Mizera

Candice Mizera

McLaughlin, SD

Dan Forgey - Advisor

Dan Forgey - Advisor

Gettysburg, SD

Bryan Jorgensen - Advisor

Bryan Jorgensen - Advisor

Ideal, SD

Ally Binger, Youth Advisor

Ally Binger, Youth Advisor

Cutler Michalski, Youth Advisor

Cutler Michalski, Youth Advisor

2023 Soil Health Conference Registration Open!

The 2023 Soil Health Conference will be held Jan. 24-25 at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls! Keynote speakers include Dr. Kris Nichols, Rick Clark, Mitchell Hora, and Roy Thompson! There will be breakout sessions, discussion panels, award presentations and more! Join us for all the fun!

News & Events

Growing Connections: New app creates soil health social network

Growing Connections: New app creates soil health social network

By Janelle Atyeo For the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE, SD – South Dakota farmers, ranchers and gardeners are making strides in improving soil health, and they’re willing to share what works and what doesn’t. A new app from the South Dakota Soil Health...

Volga 4-Hers Win Student Soil Health Video Contest

Volga 4-Hers Win Student Soil Health Video Contest

Volga students Caleb Barsness and Dane Olson won first place in the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition’s 2022 Soil Health Demonstration Student Video Contest. The two sixth-grade Sioux Valley Middle School students, representing the West Sioux 2 4-H Club, will be...

Conference speakers: Solving ag problems begins with the soil

Conference speakers: Solving ag problems begins with the soil

By Stan Wise For fifth-generation Indiana crop and livestock producer Rick Clark, soil health and regenerative agriculture are about stewardship. “You have to be good stewards of the land,” he said. “If you think it's OK to watch your topsoil blow away in the wind,...