Next drought management webinar May 29

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – The final Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch Webinar will be held May 29 at 9 a.m. MST or 10 a.m. CST at SDSU Extension Regional Centers.

May 29 webinar is the last in a 5-part webinar series developed as a proactive move to help producers understand those tools that are available. The Livestock staff at SDSU Extension partnered with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension to host the series with the focus of helping ranchers across the state prepare for the possibility of the drought continuing in 2013.

This series of meetings is titled “Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch.”

During the May 29 webinar, Matt Stockton, Agricultural Economist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, Neb., will address Economic Factors to Weigh in Making Decisions during Drought. The session will include a current drought update and forecast. Following the webinar, the regional centers will join together via video conference for a question and answer session, with SDSU Extension State and Field Specialists presenting additional information relevant to South Dakota producers.

The May 29 webinar and the other four previous webinars are sponsored by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The series was developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture -National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).

For more information please visit, contact your nearest SDSU Extension Regional Center, or call Kalyn Waters, SDSU Cow/Calf Field Specialist at 605-842-1267 or Pete Bauman, SDSU Range Field Specialist at 605-882-5140. Contact information for SDSU Extension Regional Centers is available on