Terms Served: 2015-2018, 2019-2021 Board Member

Dan Forgey has been an active member of the SD Soil Health Coalition Board for two and half years, beginning in 2016. He is the Farm Manager for Cronin Family Farm and Ranch on which he helps to run a cow/calf livestock operation as well as 100% low disturbance/no-till management of crop ground since 1993. Additional soil health practices utilized include diversified cropping rotations and cover crops. Forgey has also been a member of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm board for the past eight years.

Forgey’s vision for the future of soil health is “to see more interest in soil health so that one day it is as common in farmers conversations as no-till.” 






 Published on Nov 30, 2016

See the story of Cronin Farms & Dan Forgey who are the 2016 SD Leopold Conservation Award Winners.


Published on Jul 18, 2012

Cronin Farm’s innovative no-till system integrates both cover crops and livestock grazing. With support from SARE, Dan Forgey has found several cover crop mixes that work well for his situation. In this companion video, Forgey describes his ongoing research with cover crops, this time looking at how they might be grown in sync with a cash crop of corn.


Published on Jul 23, 2010







Published on Apr 24, 2010

“Adding Cover Crops To A No-Till System”




Mix Master | South Dakota Grower Blends Cover-Crop ‘Cocktails’ for Multiple Benefits

Liz Morrison 1 | Jan 01, 2011




Dakota Farmer’s Success Catches On

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) FNC06-615, Utilizing Late Season Cover Crops in a No-Till System .