South Dakota Soil Health School will be Aug. 28-30

Healthy pastures are about more than just grass.

That’s a fact that North Dakota State University Extension Rangeland Management Specialist Kevin Sedivec wants participants in the upcoming Soil Health School, Aug. 28 to 30 near Garretson, South Dakota, to understand.

Participants can expect to learn about many subjects in addition to the nutritional value of rangeland forbs. The basics of soil science and important soil health concepts will be covered in classroom sessions. Various cash crop and cover crop rotations will be demonstrated in the working fields of the host farms, and cover crop grazing exercises and information will focus on both cattle and sheep.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose their questions to soil health experts and network closely with experienced producers and professionals who can help them improve the sustainability of their operations. Class size is limited to 30 people so that participants can have more contact with instructors and Soil Dakota Soil Health Coalition board members.

The cost to attend Soil Health School is $150 for the first person from an operation and $75 for each additional person from that operation. A block of rooms has been reserved for a nightly rate of $100 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Brandon, South Dakota. Participants can learn more and register at