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Round Table Meetings

The SD Association of Conservation Districts recognized the challenge so invited staff of conservation partners to “get to know each other” round tables at their spring area meetings.

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Cost of Producing Hay

Winter feeding costs are typically the single greatest line-item cost in most cow-calf budgets. A few years ago, Jim Gerrish, a well known range consultant from Patterson, Idaho, wrote an...

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Test That Water Source

Any type of water source except rural water can run high in salts. Stock dams are more susceptible than other sources but even wells and spring fed sources can be...

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Concerns in Grazing Management

In March 2023, the South Dakota Grassland Coalition put on Grazing Management Workshops where participants presented their grazing concerns.Those concerns were then addressed by local ranchers and agency personnel.

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Native Plant Month

Recognizing the importance of public awareness about the benefits of South Dakota's native plants to the state's agricultural economy, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed April as Native Plant Month.

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Grazing School

The Grazing School is designed for producers and anyone with an interest in learning how to best manage grasslands to benefit livestock.

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Range Consulting Program

The Grazing School Follow-Up Range Consulting Program was designed to help you implement the tools and techniques you learned at the grazing school. It’s one thing to learn the principles,...

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Grassroots Newsletter

Grassroots brings you comprehensive, informative and timely material geared towards a collective interest as grassland managers.


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