Board of Directors

David Kruger

Terms Served: 2022-2024

David Kruger has been an active South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Board member since January 2022. He and his wife, Nancy, grow corn, soybeans, spring wheat with the occasional winter wheat and rye near Twin Brooks, SD, with their daughters, Maggie and Katie.

David attended Milbank High School and graduated from Lake Area Technical College in 1991 with a degree in ag production. He is a township supervisor, a Gideons International member, and serves on the Lake Area Technical College No-till Demonstration Farm Advisory Board and the Grant County Weed Board.

David started using no-till practices in 1993 and began incorporating cover crops in 2010. He used strip tillage in the early years to help make the transition to no-till. He has also experimented with 60-inch corn.

David’s goals include focusing on the long-term picture of soil health and reducing wind and water erosion while increasing water infiltration rates. He believes the best definition of soil health is “increased yields and profits while reducing inputs.”

Feature Articles and Video

Profiles In Soil Health: “Transitioning To No-Till, Benefits & Opportunities” With The Kruger Family