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

2023 Soil Health Conference Registration Open!

The 2023 Soil Health Conference will be held Jan. 24-25 at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls! Keynote speakers include Dr. Kris Nichols, Rick Clark, Mitchell Hora, and Roy Thompson! There will be breakout sessions, discussion panels, award presentations and more! Join us for all the fun!

News & Events

Video: 2022 Soil Health School Distinguished Researchers Panel

Video: 2022 Soil Health School Distinguished Researchers Panel

At the 2022 Soil Health School, Aug. 31- Sept. 2 in Garretson, SD, retired USDA-ARS soil scientist Dr. Don Reicosky, retired Dakota Lakes Research Farm manager Dr. Dwayne Beck, and Ward Laboratories founder Dr. Ray Ward took time to answer questions from the school...

Adding life to the soil: Experimenting with compost

Adding life to the soil: Experimenting with compost

By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – Healthy soil requires healthy, active biology beneath the surface. This includes bacteria and fungi. While the five principles of soil health – soil cover, minimal disturbance, living roots, diversity, and livestock integration – all work to...

SDSHC Provides Scholarships to FFA Regional Land Judging Winners

SDSHC Provides Scholarships to FFA Regional Land Judging Winners

South Dakota FFA Bath (October, 2022) – 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. 2022 scholarship recipients are:...