Soil Health Buckets

Education & Follow Up

Utilizing funding provided through an agreement with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service as well as donations made by Farm Credit Services of America, First Dakota National Bank, Ducks Unlimited Inc., and Dacotah Bank the SD Soil Health Coalition provides educational “Soil Health Buckets” and lessons to vocational agriculture classrooms, soil science classrooms and additional youth groups.

Each “Bucket” includes eighteen different lesson plans and the tools necessary to demonstrate the soil health principles and concepts included within the plans. Each bucket complete with all necessary items has a price tag of nearly $500. The SD Soil Health Coalition would like to thank the current contributors, and will continue to work to provide each classroom the bucket, lesson plans, and follow up to educate our youth about soil health!

Those interested in receiving a Soil Health Bucket or contributing towards this project should contact Cindy Zenk, SDSHC Coordinator, at (605) 280-4190 for additional information.

Interested In Results From A Soil Health Knowledge, Interest, & Awareness Survey Conducted In 2018

News & Events

Bale grazing: Efficient soil health improvement

Bale grazing: Efficient soil health improvement

By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – “Last winter, I fed 450 head of cattle and did not start a tractor for 90 days.” South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Board member and Colome, SD, producer Van Mansheim doesn’t mince words when it comes to the benefits of bale grazing. “I hear...

Soil Health School: Results of residual herbicides on cover crops

Soil Health School: Results of residual herbicides on cover crops

As part of the 2022 Soil Health School, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist Anthony Bly and South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Soil Health Technician Austin Carlson conducted a field trial to determine the residual effects of various herbicides on common cover crop...