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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
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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.
News & Events
Soil health practices can make farms and ranches more productive and more profitable, but that isn't the only reason to use conservation methods. Improved soil health means improved operational resilience and sustainability, and that means it's more likely the farm or...
As South Dakota continues to see warmer than average temperatures and limited rainfall, many producers across the state are planning to harvest failed grain crops as much-needed forage for livestock. While drought-stressed crops can still be used as forage, there are...
By Janelle Atyeo For South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE, SD – What’s left behind after a cash crop can be pretty valuable if it remains in the field. South Dakota farmers see a range of benefits from crop residue – corn stalks, soybean stems and wheat straw...