News Releases

THREE DAY SOIL HEALTH SCHOOL HEAD AT STIEFVATER FARM NEAR SALEM, SD

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. September 21, 2018- The 2018 Soil Health School, held near Salem, SD, with hosts Kurt and Kathy Stiefvater drew a record number of students and included soil health and agricultural experts from across the state. This annual event is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of…..

 

MINNEHAHA COUNTY SUMMER GRAZING AND SOIL HEALTH WORKSHOP AUGUST 17, 2018

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. June 29, 2018- A summer grazing and soil health workshop will be held on Friday August 17, 2018 at the Crooks Community Center, 701 South Western Ave, Crooks, beginning at 9:00 AM. Those interested in learning about sustainable grazing systems, soil health, and alternative forages are encouraged to attend!……

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…….

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: SOIL HEALTH TECHNICIAN ASSIGNED TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. August 21, 2018-Soil Health Technicians are needed to assist with providing direct services to the public throughout South Dakota, promoting improved soil health. The Soil Health Technician will directly promote, provide and develop services that will support……

 

SOIL HEALTH EVENTS ON NO-TILL AND INTER-SEEDING OF COVER CROPS IN SOUTH DAKOTA, JULY 10-11, 2018

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. June 26, 2018- Two free educational events on managing wet weather and improving soil health and profitability by no-tilling and inter seeding cover crops with corn, soybeans, and wheat will be held on Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11, in eastern South Dakota.

The event on July 10 will run from 8:15 AM through 1 PM at….

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….

SOIL HEALTH MOVEMENT RECEIVING STRONG SUPPORT IN SOUTH DAKOTA

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. July 5, 2018-Momentum for the soil health movement in the state of South Dakota has been increasing at an extremely encouraging rate this year. Over sixteen different events have already been held throughout the state with….

 

SOIL HEALTH ROAD SHOW SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 12-13

SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. May 17, 2018- A Soil Health Road Show has been scheduled for June 12-13, with events being held in four different locations throughout central and eastern South Dakota. Each event will feature nationally recognized soil health speaker Ray Archuleta as well as additional soil health specialists from the state and region. Archuleta is a farmer from Seymour, MO who teaches…..

 

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 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….

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….