Contact

Cindy Zenk

Cindy Zenk

Coordinator

43968 139th St., Webster, SD, 57274
USDA-NRCS Field Office 605-345-4661 ext 122
(605) 280-4190 (Work Cell)
Cindy.soilhealth@sdconservation.net

Stan Wise

Stan Wise

Communications Coordinator

Aberdeen USDA-NRCS Field Office
(605) 368-4091 (Work Cell)
Stan.soilhealth@sdconservation.net

Austin Carlson

Austin Carlson

Soil Health Technician

Flandreau USDA-NRCS Field Office
(605) 323-8061
Austin.soilhealth@sdconservation.net

Jim Clendenin

Jim Clendenin

Soil Health Specialist

Baylee Lukonen

Baylee Lukonen

Soil Health Technician

Watertown USDA-NRCS Field Office
(701) 640-8827
Baylee.soilhealth@sdconservation.net

Dave Ollila

Dave Ollila

Soil Health Specialist

Courtney Geppert

Courtney Geppert

Soil Health Technician

Chris Goldade

Chris Goldade

Small Scale/Urban Ag Soil Health Technician

Wyatt Johnson

Wyatt Johnson

Small Scale/Urban Ag Soil Health Technician

Megan Stiefvater

Megan Stiefvater

Soil Health Intern

West River Soil Health School Registration Open!

In 2024, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition will host an additional Soil Health School in west of the Missouri River! The 2024 West River Soil Health School with be held June 26-27 near Caputa, SD! This school will focus on issues specific to the land, climate, and ag production systems of wester South Dakota. Class size is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged!

News & Events

Coalition plans additional Soil Health School for West River

Coalition plans additional Soil Health School for West River

By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – Since 2016, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition has held an annual Soil Health School to offer an intensive educational experience that combines classroom instruction with hands-on field exercises. However, those schools have been held...

Grazing livestock on cropland pays off

Grazing livestock on cropland pays off

By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – The core idea behind the regenerative agriculture movement is a simple one: Mimic nature. What did farmland look like before it was farmed, and how can producers make their operations look more like that picture? This concept lies at the...

Farmer reaps higher yields by interseeding soybeans

Farmer reaps higher yields by interseeding soybeans

By Stan Wise Alex Frasier has spent a lot of time studying what it takes to grow a successful crop. After studying ag production and precision technology at Lake Area Technical College, he has worked in ag retail and currently works as an agronomist in Aberdeen, SD....