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

Soil health practices build soil and the bottom line

Soil health practices build soil and the bottom line

By Lura Roti for South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE, SD – In times like these, it’s what cattle and crop producers don’t spend that makes the biggest difference to their bottom line. “Because prices are not very good right now, there isn’t a lot a farmer or...

Update: Garretson, 60-inch corn plot

Update: Garretson, 60-inch corn plot

By Austin Carlson, SD Soil Health Coalition Technician Southeastern South Dakota has been fairly dry throughout the summer, receiving approximately 13.25 inches of precipitation for the year with minimal amounts of rain in the last month. Since the last plot update on...

Soil Health Informational Workshop set for Sept. 9 in Pierpont

Soil Health Informational Workshop set for Sept. 9 in Pierpont

A Soil Health Informational Workshop will be held at 5 p.m. on Sept. 9 in Pierpont, SD. Among other soil health concerns, presenters will discuss the new EQIP signup to help producers and landowners in the Upper James River Basin fight the expansion of saline soils....