South Dakota Soil Health School

2019 Soil Health School Information

Three Day Soil Health School Held At Stiefvater Farm

Near Salem, SD


                SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. October 9, 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 the five basic principles of soil health as well as practical ways they can apply them on their farm or ranch. The school includes both classroom style presentations as well as hands on demonstrations out in the field where they can begin applying the knowledge presented during informational sessions.


“We are glad to have hosted the Soil Health School in sharing our incorporation of soil health principles and engaging the participants in hands on demonstrations for application to their own farming situations.” Said Kurt and Kathy when reflecting on the event. As hosts for this year’s group of 40 students, September 5-7, 2018, the Stiefvater family provided both an interactive classroom setting as well as many invaluable resources to the students. Their farm includes both a cow-calf livestock operation as well as a diverse rotation of……

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