Misson to host 35th Annual Ranchers Workshop
The 35th Annual Ranchers Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Sinte Gleska University Multipurpose Building (Antelope Campus) Mission, SD. Registration begins at 9 a.m. (CST) with a Rainfall Simulator demonstration at 9:30 followed by the first speaker presentation at 10:30. The Ranchers Workshop is free to the public. Informational booths will be available at the Expo to view all day.
Jeff Hemenway, State Soil Quality Specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) –Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will be conducting two demonstrations. The Rainfall Simulator will demonstrate how land management impacts the runoff water and soil infiltration on South Dakota rangelands and croplands
Joshua Dukart, a Certified Educator of Holistic Management from North Dakota, will present two different topics. The morning session is entitled “Sustainable Agriculture and How to Make it Work” and the afternoon session is entitled “Grazing with a Purpose”.
“When City and Country Collide” will be the topic of Amanda Radke’s presentation. Radke is the Editor of Beef Daily and is a 5th generation rancher from the Mitchell, SD area. In her articles Radke proves timely industry news and commentary from the unique perspective of a young professional committed to a life in production agriculture.
Case Blom, a South Dakota native, will speak on “Mineral Nutrition for Livestock-Does it Matter?” Blom has 25 years of experience in livestock nutrition and doing custom formulations to fit individual ranches.
The Ranchers Workshop is coordinated by Mellette and Todd County Conservation Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRSC), Mellette/Todd County Farm Service Agency (FSA), South Central Resources Conservation and Development Council (South Central RC&D) and the Rosebud Extension Office.
For additional questions about he the program and the expo booths contact (605) 259-3252 Ext. 3.
–South Central R C & D