South Dakota State University Extension will host a drought meeting for southwestern South Dakota ranchers and farmers on Tuesday, May 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. MT at the Mueller Civic Center in Hot Springs.
Location: Mueller Civic Center, Annex Room
801 S. Sixth St.
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Topics that will be discussed include:
- 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).