YOU’RE INVITED to the
Ag Horizons Conference
November 27 and 28, 2018
Ramkota RiverCentre, Pierre, SD

The 2018 Ag Horizons Conference is pleased to announce 6 keynote speakers, 24 educational one-hour seminars, and AGAIN this year’s “INDUSTRY SEMINARS” to be held November 28th, starting at 1:00 p.m.

The Ag Horizons Conference is hosted by seven organizations: South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Oilseeds Council, South Dakota Pulse Growers, South Dakota Seed Trade Association, South Dakota No-Till Association, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition and South Dakota Wheat Inc.

More information can be found at http://sdwheat.org/inc/ag-horizon/.

GROW BY FARMHER

Do you know any women who are interested in agricultural careers? Grow by FarmHer will inspire, educate, and empower young ladies, ages 16-22, who are excited about their future in agriculture. The day-long events will give the opportunity for young women to connect with peers, listen to dynamic speakers, and meet industry leaders.

This event series is coming to Brookings on November 13th! More information can be found at https://farmher.com/pages/grow-by-farmher. Look for a combined SD Soil Health Coalition, SD Association of Conservation Districts, and USDA-NRCS SD booth!

SOIL VISIONS NEWSLETTER
South Dakota Soil Health Coalition

There’s so much good information in this newsletter, we thought we’d just bring you the whole thing this time! There are articles about

  • cover crop usage
  • FFA Foundation Scholarship recipients
  • Soil Health School
  • soil health indicators
  • a call for conservation practices research participants
  • a new technology for monitoring rangeland
  • soil health restoration and maintenance
  • a bunch of upcoming events that you’ll want to mark on your calendar

Enjoy!

COVER CROP MIX DEMONSTRATION PLOT TOUR

We’re heading to Renner!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 25th from 9am – 1pm!

OUR AMAZING GRASSLANDS
Feature Ranch:
Steve & Paula Livermont, Martin, SD

 

The SD Grassland Coalition partnered with the organizations listed below to enhance the grassland planner with a release of a video each month during 2018 promoting healthy soils, grasslands, and ecosystems.

Grassland Stewardship Communications Project Partners:

The Nature Conservancy, Pheasants Forever, American Bird Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, Audubon Dakota, Ducks Unlimited, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, SD Game, Fish and Parks, SD Soil Health Coalition, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and SD Grassland Coalition.

MERIT OR MYTH?
Soil Health Applied: Planting Biostrip Covers
with Brian and Jamie Johnson

PROFILES IN SOIL HEALTH
Cain Creek Project, Beadle Conservation District

“The part that excites me most about what the district has with their land out here, is that we can use this as an opportunity to show producers that this stuff really works.” –-Kent Vlieger, USDA-NRCS State Soil Quality Specialist

The Beadle Conservation District’s 400-acre property, known as the Cain Creek Project, has in recent years become a demonstration resource showcasing grazing management and soil health practices. Watch and learn how the affects of different management is analyzed and data collected to help show producers what does and what may not work.

This Soil Story was produced as a result of an agreement with the USDA NRCS SD and the University of South Carolina in cooperation with the SD Soil Health Coalition, and SD Conservation Districts. Learn more about healthy soils at the NRCS Soil Health Information Center at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soils/health/.