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.

Dan Forgey

Dan Forgey

Gettysburg, SD

Dan Forgey has been an active member of the SD Soil Health Coalition Board for two and half years, beginning in 2016.

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Frankfort, SD

Bryan Jorgensen

Bryan Jorgensen

Ideal, SD

Bryan Jorgensen, current Board Member, has been a contributing member of the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition since its inception in 2015.

Candice Mizera,

Candice Mizera,

McLaughlin, SD

Ally Binger, Youth Advisor

Ally Binger, Youth Advisor

I am involved in SDSU State-A-Thon, SDSU LeadState, SDSU Trio Program, and am a member of Tulare United Church. I also plan to join the SDSU Agronomy Club in the fall of 2019.

News & Events

SDSHC Hires Communications Coordinator

SDSHC Hires Communications Coordinator

The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) proudly announces the hiring of Stan Wise as communications coordinator to assist in promoting soil health best management practices across the state. Wise’s duties include coordinating overall communications on behalf of...

Soil Health Practices Revive Salinity Areas Regenerating Dead Zones

Soil Health Practices Revive Salinity Areas Regenerating Dead Zones

White desert is how Frederick farmer, Don Nickelson, used to describe the saline patches on his land. “Nothing would grow there,” says the crop and cattle producer. Hitchcock farmer, Scott Hamilton understands. Saline patches began showing up on his land in the 1990s....

Register For 2020 Soil Health School To Be Held In Mitchell

Register For 2020 Soil Health School To Be Held In Mitchell

The 2020 South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) Soil Health School will be held in Mitchell, S.D., on the Stehly Farm and at the Highland Conference Center (2000 Highland Way). Registration is now open for the School which is scheduled for August 31- September 2....