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Rapid City to host ‘The other side of disaster’ seminar

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The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, along with the Ranching for Profit School, will present “The Other Side of Disaster”–a two-day seminar by guest speaker, Dave Pratt, Jan. 15-16, 2014, at the Best Western Ramkota in Rapid City, S.D. Pratt’s presentation will provide valuable tools and tips, as well as encouragement, for producers who have experienced setbacks in production because of uncontrollable circumstances, such as October’s winter storm Atlas.

In addition to classroom time, attendees will have opportunities to meet with Pratt for evening discussions on Wednesday. A CattleFax webinar is included in Thursday’s agenda, and will begin at 1 p.m.

Dave Pratt is one of the most sought after speakers and respected authorities on sustainable ranching in North America. His programs, which include the Ranching for Profit School and Executive Link, have benefited thousands of families and millions of acres. Pratt shares his knowledge of management intensive grazing and strategic issues impacting the profitability of ranches. He is dedicated to helping people transform their farms and ranches into sustainable businesses.

“We’re honored to have Dave Pratt share his expertise with our fellow ranchers–particularly those who are forced to make tough business decisions following the October storm,” says Bill Slovek, SD Grassland Coalition board director and Haakon County rancher. “Pratt is an expert in many areas of production agriculture when it comes to sustainability–something we’re all working towards. We feel his presentations will benefit anyone who attends.”

Thanks to financial support from businesses and individuals, the event is free of charge to the first 200 registrants. After 200 registrations are received, the cost is $70 per person. Materials and meals are included each day. To register or to learn more about this event, contact Judge Jessop at 605-280-0127 or send an email to jjessop@sdconservation.org. Registrations are accepted until Jan. 6, 2014.

Motel rooms are available at the Best Western Ramkota. Make reservations by calling 605-343-8550 and ask for the SD Grassland Coalition block.

Learn more about Dave Pratt at http://www.RanchManagement.com. Visit the South Dakota Grassland Coalition’s website at http://www.SDGrass.org or like them on Facebook.

–S.D. Grasslands Coalition


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