Range Management School set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Farm Forum

The 2016 North Dakota Range Management School for livestock producers will be held at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn on Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

This event, hosted by the North Dakota State University Extension Service, North Dakota Chapter of the Society for Range Management, North Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition, will focus on the principles of range management and how to incorporate them into livestock operations.

The three-day school will include ranch tours, presentations from livestock producers and sessions on soil and ecological sites, plant identification, proper stocking rate, grazing management, infiltration and range improvements. At the end of the school, producers will have a completed grazing management plan they can incorporate into their operations.

The school begins at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

The registration fee is $150 for the first person and $75 for each additional person in the same operation if paid by Aug. 1. After that, the fee is $200 for the first person and $100 for each additional person.

Registration is limited to 20 operations. Meals and lodging are included in the registration fee, and camper hookups are available.

Students who attend will be eligible to receive 1 credit from NDSU or Dickinson State University. The course is listed as Advanced Range Management Principles (ANSC 496 and 695) in the Animal Science curriculum. The registration fee for students is $75 prior to Aug. 1 and $100 after that date.

For more information or to register, contact Fara Brummer, area Extension livestock systems specialist at the NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, at or 701-424-3606, or your local county Extension or NRCS office.