Terms Served: 2018-2019 Board Member
Jason Kontz, his wife Morgan and two children live on their farm in Coleman where they grow corn and soybeans and have a deep pit finishing barn. Jason also serves as a Fremont Township Officer and was previously a director on both the SD Corn Utilization Council and SD Corn Growers Association boards. Jason and his wife recently transitioned all of their acres over to no-till and plan to add cover crops to their soil management plans in the future.
When asked what his family’s goals and visions for the future of soil health were he replied “We value the future of agriculture and on our operation my wife and I put sustainability on the top of our objectives every year. It’s important that as farmers and ranchers we take advantage of any opportunity to educate ourselves as well as utilize the valuable research we have access to. In the long run we see success with proper nutrient management in our soils as well as little to no till practices and we plan on adding cover crops to our soil management plans in the future. Our goal as a family is to work our hardest to protect what God has blessed us with.”