South Dakota State University Extension hosted a drought meeting for south central South Dakota ranchers and farmers on Thursday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon CT at the AmericInn by Wyndham Conference Center in Chamberlain.
Location: AmericInn by Wyndham Conference Center
1981 E. King St.
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Topics that were discussed 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).