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Conserve • Preserve • Develop Soil Health
The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) is a producer led, nonprofit, membership organization that was created in the spring of 2015. The Coalition is governed by a nine-member board of farmers and ranchers from across the state and includes several staff members. Staff and board members strive to carry out the Coalition’s mission to “Promote Improved Soil Health” through education and research.
The SDSHC partners with organizations such as the South Dakota USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts, South Dakota No-Till Association, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, South Dakota State University Extension, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, USDA Agricultural Research Service, local Conservation Districts and many others in order to achieve our mission.
These partnerships are extremely important as they allow the Coalition to distribute the latest and most accurate technical information regarding soil health and the efforts being made by organizations across the state to improve it. The Coalition’s most important partnership however is with farmers, ranchers and others who live and work across the state of South Dakota. This continued partnership will allow for the protection and enhancement of this resource for many generations to come.
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Please make checks payable to:
SD Soil Health Coalition
43968 139th St.
Webster, SD, 57274
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The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation will aid the SDSHC in continuing to educate and engage research, working towards improved soil health in South Dakota.
News & Events
Craig Rau produces a variety of crops and cattle on his farm in northcentral South Dakota. Image Courtesy of SDSHC and USDA-NRCS South Dakota. By Lynn Betts For South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE, SD – Like most South Dakota farmers and ranchers, Craig Rau has...
By Stan Wise South Dakota Soil Health Coalition For many producers, knowing that soil health is important just isn’t enough. The challenge for them is how to pay for it. “Conservation is not cheap,” Marshall County producer Dennis Fagerland said. Soil health is...
By Lynn Betts For South Dakota Soil Health Coalition As concerns continue to build about a widespread drought across South Dakota this year, the state’s farmers and ranchers face yet another stressful year. Two exceptionally wet years in 2018 and 2019 followed by...