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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.
Mail your Membership Application
Please make checks payable to:
SD Soil Health Coalition
43968 139th St.
Webster, SD, 57274
All South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Lifetime Members receive a custom “I Dig Soil Health” spade in appreciation for their support. We hope you’ll join these outstanding people dedicated to improving soil health!
Jim and Carol Faulstich
Colin and Courtney Geppert
Shane Jordan, center, pictured here with Brian Johnson, left, and Dennis Clemens, right.
Doug Sieck, left, and Dennis Hoyle, right.
Morgan and Jason Kontz
Liz, Thea, and Steve Sigdestad
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Donate To The SDSHC
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
By Stan Wise South Dakota Soil Health Coalition PIERRE – In the past month, dust storms have been making headlines across the western United States, including South Dakota. Blowing soil has created driving hazards due to low visibility, and accumulated wind-blown silt...
By Stan Wise As farm equipment has modernized, it has become much larger. That extra horsepower comes at a cost – and not just the one on the sticker. “Back in the day, they weren’t recommending any more than 5 tons per axle,” South Dakota State University Soils Field...
By Stan Wise With dry conditions still covering most of South Dakota, increasing water infiltration rates and water storage capacities is an important task for the state’s agricultural producers. Some of them have turned to cover crops to improve the water use...