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2024 Soil Health Conference Sponsors

2024 Soil Health Conference Sponsorship

Each year the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition hosts a conference to bring regional and international soil health experts to South Dakota, providing agricultural producers, business professionals, agency personnel, students, and all others interested, the opportunity to learn about the importance and functions of our soils. Soil is the foundation of all life and the need to protect this valuable resource and continue to work to increase its health, is only growing!

This two-day conference provides a unique opportunity for your business or organization to interact with participants and to reach them with information about the services you provide and your connection to the soil health movement. Past conferences have drawn approximately 400 attendees, with a larger portion each year identifying themselves as agricultural producers or landowners and a majority of the remainder consisting of conservation professionals and students.

The 2024 Soil Health Conference will be held at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City, a spacious venue which will allow for a full day and a half of speaker sessions, awards, producer panels, and time to engage with sponsors. Keynote speakers include Jay Fuhrer, lead educator at Menoken Farm near Bismarck; Jerry Hatfield, retired director of the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, Iowa; Glenn Elzinga, grass-fed beef producer and owner of Alderspring Ranch in Idaho; and Zach Smith, an Iowa producer who helped to develop the stock cropping system that combines livestock and row crops. Join us and be a part of our 2024 Soil Health Conference!

Please join us in bringing this outstanding event to producers, landowners, and industry professionals by choosing one of the sponsorship options below!

  • Builder: $400 – 8X8 standard size booth space, one complimentary conference registration and included meals, and logo on promotional materials.
  • Innovator: $800 – 8X8 standard size booth space, two complimentary conference registrations and included meals, logo on promotional materials, and business or organization announced as break sponsor.
  • Integrator: $1,000 – 10×10 or custom larger size booth space, three complimentary conference registrations and included meals, logo on promotional materials, business or organization announced as break sponsor, and one ticket to closed dinner with conference speakers and SD Soil Health Coalition Board Members the evening of Jan. 22.
  • Adopter: $1,500 – 10×10 or custom larger size booth space, four complimentary conference registrations and included meals, logo on promotional materials, business or organization announced as break sponsor, and two tickets to closed dinner with conference speakers and SD Soil Health Coalition Board Members the evening of Jan. 22.
  • Full Systems Approach: $2,000 – 12×12 or custom larger size booth space, four complimentary conference registrations and included meals, logo on promotional materials, business or organization announced as break sponsor, and up to four tickets to closed dinner with conference speakers and SD Soil Health Coalition Board Members the evening of Jan. 22.
  • Legacy: $5,000 – Speaker sponsor highlighted during conference, opportunity to address crowd for up to three minutes prior to the speaker, 12×12 or custom larger size booth space, four complimentary conference registrations and included meals, logo on promotional materials, business or organization announced as break sponsor, and up to four tickets to closed dinner with conference speakers and SD Soil Health Coalition Board Members the evening of Jan. 22.

Sponsors signing up after Dec. 1, 2023, are asked to submit a $50 late fee in addition to the prices listed above.

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West River Soil Health School Registration Open!

In 2024, the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition will host an additional Soil Health School in west of the Missouri River! The 2024 West River Soil Health School with be held June 26-27 near Caputa, SD! This school will focus on issues specific to the land, climate, and ag production systems of wester South Dakota. Class size is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged!

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