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South Dakota Drought Meeting - Belle Fourche

May 11
May 11, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belle Fourche, SD
Cattle grazing on a dried out pasture

South Dakota State University Extension hosted a drought meeting for western South Dakota ranchers and farmers on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon MT at the Branding Iron Steakhouse in Belle Fourche.

Location: Branding Iron Steakhouse
19079 U.S. Highway 85
Belle Fourche, SD 57717

Topics included:

  • Weather and climate outlook
  • Management changes and financial/economic impacts
  • Grazing loss estimates
  • Water testing for livestock suitability
  • USDA Farm Service Agency drought disaster programs.

There is no cost to attend the meeting and no pre-registration required. Quick water tests for livestock suitability will be available on-site. Please bring water samples in clean, enclosed containers (e.g., water bottle, jelly jar, etc.). This drought workshop is sponsored by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).