Weathering Risk on the Ranch Feb. 5
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.