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SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. February 26, 2018-The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to serve on the organizations governing board. Jason Kontz of Colman, SD, will fill the vacant seat of previous board member Al Miron who sadly passed away in November of 2017. Shawn Freeland of Caputa, SD and Mike Beer of Keldron, SD will fill…….

 

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN WATERTOWN JANUARY 17, 2018

              SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. December 1,2017-The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) will be hosting their annual meeting at the Lake Area Technical Institute,1201 Arrow Ave. N.E., Watertown, January 17, 2018. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the full program to begin at 9:30 a.m. Speakers for this year’s event include David Brandt Ohio soil health pioneer, Allen Williams cover crop and livestock integration expert and Joe Breker North Dakota soil health advocate….

RETIRED SOIL HEALTH SPECIALIST JEFF HEMENWAY PRESENTED WITH INAUGURAL FRIEND OF SOIL HEALTH AWARD

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. January 24, 2018-The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) awarded its first ever South Dakota “Friend of Soil Health” award at their second Annual Meeting held January 17, 2018. The recipient was retired Soil Health Specialist Jeff Hemenway who was honored for his decades long work advocating for improvements in soil health and soil health management throughout the state of South Dakota. As the key organizer of the SDSHC’s first Soil Health School he established a means for a holistic learning experience that has proven to make a real impact on all those who take part. Hemenway’s soil health message has convinced….

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION WILL HOST JOE BREKER, DAVID BRANDT, AND ALLEN WILLIAMS AT JANUARY ANNUAL MEETING

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. December 19, 2017-The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) will be hosting three regionally recognized speakers at their annual meeting January 17, 2018.

        Joe Breker and his wife Patty farm 2500 acres in Sargent County, North Dakota on which they raise corn, soybeans, cereal grains as well as an ever-changing variety of specialty crops. The Breker Farm was the recipient of…..

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION HIRES COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. December 4, 2017-The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) has recently hired Sarah Fitzgerald as Communications Coordinator to assist in promoting soil health best management practices across the state. Originally from Illinois, Fitzgerald attended Augustana College, in Rock Island, where she majored in Biology, Environmental Studies and Geography. Her work background includes….