Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch: Webinar Series
NCR-SARE Professional Development Program grant recipient, Tonya Haigh, in association with the National Drought Mitigation Center will be conducting a series of webinars about drought management and planning on ranches. The webinars will occur on a monthly basis, from January through May, 2013.
Each one‐hour session will include a briefing on current drought status, followed by a session on a specific topic or tool related to drought planning. The information that will be presented is meant to be used as a part of a complete ranch drought planning process.
The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the Adobe Connect webinar link. Once you register, you will receive reminders and login information for each individual webinar.
- January 30, 10am CST: Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch: The Planning Process, presented by Jerry Volesky, Range and Forage Specialist at the West Central Research and Extension Center, and Lynn Myers, of Tippets-Myers Ranch and SARE grantee.
- February 27, 10am CST: Avoiding Analysis Paralysis: Monitoring and Setting Critical Dates for Decision Making During Drought, presented by Dwayne Rice, Rangeland Management Specialist, NRCS, Kansas; Ted Alexander, Alexander Ranch; and Cal Adams, of Adams Ranch and a SARE grantee.
- March 27, 10am CST: The New Cumulative Forage Reduction (CFR) Index: Assessing Drought Impacts and Planning a Grazing Strategy, presented by Pat Reece, owner and senior consultant of Prairie Montane Enterprises and Professor Emeritus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
- April 24, 10am CST: Using a Drought Calculator to Assist Stocking Decisions, presented by Stan Boltz, State Range Management Specialist, NRCS-SD and Jeff Printz, Range Management Specialist, NRCS-ND
- May 29, 10am CST: Economic Factors to Weigh in Making Decisions During Drought, presented by Matt Stockton, Agricultural Economist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska
This series is coordinated by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presented by a variety of experts from across the Great Plains, and funded with support through the NCR-SARE Professional Development Program.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ENC11-126, The Role of Drought Preparedness in Improving the Sustainability of Great Plains Ranches.