AGRICULTURE

Weathering Risk on the Ranch Feb. 5

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BROOKINGS — 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.

• S.D. Drought Tool and efficiency of soil infiltration presented by NRCS representative.

• 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.