Apr 22, 2021
Prairie Paradise Farms of Fort Pierre has been selected to receive the 2021 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award®.
In conjunction with Earth Day, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Prairie Paradise Farms would receive the prestigious award, given in honor of renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold. It recognizes private landowners who inspire others with their dedication to the land, water and wildlife resources in their care.
Levi and Crystal Neuharth took over management of Prairie Paradise Farms from Levi’s father in 2016. Levi is a founding member and current chairman of the Soil Dakota Soil Health Coalition. The Neuharths grow a diverse rotation of crops on 2,500 acres of farmland, and rotationally graze beef cattle on 3,000 acres of grassland. The Neuharths credit regenerative agricultural practices with lessening the risks of volatile markets and weather.