2012 Ranchers Workshops scheduled for Jan. 23-24 in Burke, Mission

BROOKINGS, SD – Cattle producers are encouraged to attend Ranchers Workshops scheduled for Jan. 23 at the Burke Civic Center in Burke, SD, and Jan. 24 at the Sinte Gleska University Multipurpose Building in Mission, SD.

The Jan. 23 event in Burke begins at 9:30 a.m. CST with registration. Workshop topics include: cedar tree removal in rangeland with Scott Stout, Loess Canyon Rangeland Alliance Vice President, landowner and burn-boss; planning the transition between farm generations with Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist; a free lunch; marketing update 2012 with Matt Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk Management Specialist; and an animal health update with Senior Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIV), Inc.

The Jan. 23 event is sponsored by SDSU Extension, Hamill Conservation District, Clearfield-Keyapaha Conservation District, Gregory County Conservation District, American Creek Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, First Fidelity Bank, Bankwest of Gregory, Winner & Kennebec and Statewide Ag Insurance.

For more information, contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office.

The Jan. 24 event in Mission begins at 9 a.m. CST with registration. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. with: grass-fed beef led by Todd Churchill, owner, CEO of Thousand Hills Cattle Company; generations working together led by Sidney Goss with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; and an animal health update led by Travis Van Anne, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedico (BIV), Inc. A free lunch is served at noon sponsored by BIV, morning rolls are sponsored by Turtle Creek Crossing and Midwest Fertilizer and Seed, and afternoon cookies are sponsored by Buches.

The Jan. 24 event is sponsored by SDSU Extension – Jones & Rosebud SDSU Extension Offices, Mellette & Todd County Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mellette-Todd County Farm Service Agency and South Central Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.

Expo booths will be available to view all day. For booth information contact, 605-259-3252, Ext. 3.

– iGrow