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

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

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.

Cutler Michalski, Youth Advisor

Cutler Michalski, Youth Advisor

News & Events

FFA Regional Land Judging Winners Receive Scholarships

FFA Regional Land Judging Winners Receive Scholarships

From South Dakota FFA Foundation The South Dakota FFA Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of four $100 scholarships for students placing first in one of the four SD Regional Land Evaluation Competitions this fall. The 2021 scholarship recipients are: Rowdy...

Our Amazing Legacy

Our Amazing Legacy

Soil health practices can make farms and ranches more productive and more profitable, but that isn't the only reason to use conservation methods. Improved soil health means improved operational resilience and sustainability, and that means it's more likely the farm or...

Video series offers tips on harvesting failed crops as forage

Video series offers tips on harvesting failed crops as forage

As South Dakota continues to see warmer than average temperatures and limited rainfall, many producers across the state are planning to harvest failed grain crops as much-needed forage for livestock. While drought-stressed crops can still be used as forage, there are...