Soil health event held in Mitchell, SD in February 2018.
In recent years’ soil health has become a popular subject for many farmers and ranchers across South Dakota. Producers are interested in increasing soil health through methods that increase diversity, retain covers and residue on the soil surface, utilize low soil disturbance, and integrate livestock into cropping systems.
During the winter months a number of soil health events were held across the state. It can be difficult for producers and others to attend these events due to winter travel conditions or other conflicts. Organizers for these events often get requests from individuals who would like to view these events remotely or at a later date from their home computers. The NRCS has made funds available to record many of these events as they occur and has posted the presentations online for future viewing.
Events held this past winter are now available to be viewed online at the links listed below.
- Managing Soil Salinity, Chris Augustin, Soil Health Specialist, NDSU
- A Farmers Perspective on Soil Health, Dan Forgey, Producer, Gettysburg, SD
- Weeds; Resistance & Dicamba, S. Knezevic, Ph.D., Weeds Specialist, UNL
- Link Between Soil Conservation and Soil Fertility, Dave Franzen, Ph.D., Soil Fertility Specialists, NDSU
- Sieck Ranch Story, Doug Sieck, Producer, Gettysburg SD
- Cover Crops Impact on Future Crops, Jason Miller, Agronomist, NRCS, Pierre FSO
- Grazing Management to Improve Soil Health, Stan Boltz, ND/SD Soil Health Specialist, Huron SO
- Grazing off of Pastures, Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Specialist, Chamberlain, SD
Recordings of other previous presentations from soil health events held in South Dakota are also available online at the SD NRCS’s Soil Health YouTube channel.