Terms Served: 2018-2020 Board Member
Shawn Freeland, his wife Kristy and their two daughters live on their farm in Caputa where they run a cow/calf operation, stockers, registered Black Angus, beef finishing, as well as produce irrigated livestock forage. Additional positions held by Shawn include serving as a District 3 Director for the South Dakota Stock Growers, Director for the St. Germain Irrigating Company and member of SDARL Class VIII.
Shawn’s farm has been completely no-till since 2016. He also utilizes cover crops, livestock grazing of cover crops, managed intensive grazing practices and no longer uses synthetic fertilizer.
Shawn’s goals for the future of soil health on his operation and throughout South Dakota include: “Regenerating the soil, Minimizing erosion, Providing nutrient dense products to consumers, Assisting with community education and outreach, Holistically managing his operation, and Increasing both bio-diversity and drought resistance.”