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Conserve • Preserve • Develop Soil Health
The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) is a producer led, nonprofit, membership organization that was created in the spring of 2015. The Coalition is governed by a nine-member board of farmers and ranchers from across the state and includes several staff members. Staff and board members strive to carry out the Coalition’s mission to “Promote Improved Soil Health” through education and research.
The SDSHC partners with organizations such as the South Dakota USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts, South Dakota No-Till Association, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, South Dakota State University Extension, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, USDA Agricultural Research Service, local Conservation Districts and many others in order to achieve our mission.
These partnerships are extremely important as they allow the Coalition to distribute the latest and most accurate technical information regarding soil health and the efforts being made by organizations across the state to improve it. The Coalition’s most important partnership however is with farmers, ranchers and others who live and work across the state of South Dakota. This continued partnership will allow for the protection and enhancement of this resource for many generations to come.
Mail your Membership Application
Please make checks payable to:
SD Soil Health Coalition
43968 139th St.
Webster, SD, 57274
All South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Lifetime Members receive a custom “I Dig Soil Health” spade in appreciation for their support. We hope you’ll join these outstanding people dedicated to improving soil health!
Jim and Carol Faulstich
Colin and Courtney Geppert
Shane Jordan, center, pictured here with Brian Johnson, left, and Dennis Clemens, right.
Doug Sieck, left, and Dennis Hoyle, right.
Morgan and Jason Kontz
Liz, Thea, and Steve Sigdestad
Lloyd and Ardyce Alveshere
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Donate To The SDSHC
The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation will aid the SDSHC in continuing to educate and engage research, working towards improved soil health in South Dakota.
2024 Soil Health Conference Registration Open!
The 2024 Soil Health School will be held Jan. 23-24 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City, SD! Keynote speakers include Jay Fuhrer, Jerry Hatfield, Glenn Elzinga, and Zach Smith. There will be many other speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunties to network and socialize! Join us and be a part of our 2024 Soil Health Conference!
News & Events
By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – It’s often said that the best time to start improving your land was 20 years ago, but the second-best time is right now. That statement might be harder for ranchers to swallow with winter on their doorstep, nothing growing in their pastures,...
By Stan Wise PIERRE, SD – Agricultural producers often base their land management decisions on the living things they can see above the ground – crops, livestock, forage, weeds, insects, wildlife, etc. However, new research is showing they should also consider life...
As part of the 2024 Soil Health Conference, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition has announced two exciting contests for students in South Dakota. The student video and essay contests have been designed to give students the opportunity to learn more about soil...