‘Weathering Risk on the Ranch’ workshop
for SDSU Extension
SDSU Extension is hosting the Weathering Risk on the Ranch workshop Feb. 5, 2014 in Miller.
“This workshop will focus on opportunities and challenges of weather and climate-related risk management,” said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist.
The workshop will be held at The Hondah, on Main St. in Miller and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CDT); topics include:
• Why you need a written drought plan, and how to do it presented by, Cody Knutson, UNL National Drought Mitigation Center;
•Weather and climate monitoring presented by Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist;
• Measuring grassland productivity presented by Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist
• Using Pasture, Rangeland, Forage – Rainfall Index Insurance presented by Matt Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist
• SD Drought Tool and efficiency of soil infiltration presented by NRCS representative; and
Best management practices for range presented by Roger Gates, SDSU Extension Rangeland Management Specialist and Dave Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist.
No Pre-registration required and lunch will be provided. For more information contact, Kent Baumberger, NRCS in Miller at (605) 853-2410 ext:3 or Mike Larson, NRCS in Highmore at (605) 852-2221 or Edwards at SDSU Extension Regional Center in Aberdeen, (605) 626-2870. F
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