Upcoming Events

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Birds. At Home on the Range
Annual Bird Tour

The 2024 Bird Tour to be held at Cheyenne River Ranch, home of South Dakota conservationist Dan O’Brien. Dan is the celebrated author of ‘Buffalo for the Broken Heart’ and other books about life on the Northern Plains. He is also the founder of Wild Idea Buffalo Company and an advocate for ranching in concert with nature.

POSTPONED: Stay tuned for the new date!

Richie Z's Brickhouse, Pierre, SD

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Regenerate 3-Day School

Farmers and Ranchers make many sacrifices. Why should profitability be one of them?

Whether you are new or experienced in managing your resources, finances and relationships using a holistic or regenerative approach, this school is designed with you in mind.

Invite your whole team to unplug from your operation just long enough to recharge with others who want to take their personal & professional lives to the next level.

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FREE webinar: Plan now or Pay later

Attend this webinar to get to get battle tested tips from two ranchers with exceptional experience in operating profitably through droughts.

Grazing Schools

Topics include:
* Adaptive Management * Concepts of Grazing * Managing Diversity on Rangelands * Working with Livestock * Pasture Allocation * Inventory of Ranch Resources * Plant Species Identification * Mineral Nutrition Needs of Livestock * Seasonality of Grazing Nutrition * Ranch Monitoring Exercises * Soil Health and Infiltration * Transect Reading & Monitoring * Planning Your Own Place * Planning for a Forage Shortage * Fencing & Watering Systems * Holistic Management * Implementing Grazing Practices * Consulting with Grazing Experts

DATE: May 21

LOCATION: Larry Wagner's Ranch
Chamberlain, SD

TIME: 1:00pm CST

RSVP to Jenita at jenita1204@gmail.com

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Pasture Walk

▪️ Benefits of calving on pasture
▪️ How rotating cattle during calving affects the calving pasture
▪️ Changing calving pasture every year
▪️ How to handle moving brand new calves
▪️ Other how-to’s of rotating during calving season

DATE: June 25

LOCATION: Rock Hills Ranch
Lowry, SD

TIME: 6:00pm CST

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Pasture Walk

Stay tuned for more details on this pasture walk!

July 10-13, Sturgis, SD

Location: Dakota Frontier Camp

Young ranchers at the Young Adult Rancher Management Workshop

Young Adult Rancher Management Workshop

The Young Adult Ranching for Profit Workshop is a hands-on intensive training to develop management skills in agriculture, featuring Dallas Mount, owner of Ranching For Profit Schools.

“What an awesome experience! Learned so much! Can`t wait to bring back what I learned to the family operation! Keep up the good work.” ~ Event Attendee

DATE: Thursday, August 3, 2023

TIME: 9:30AM - 4:00PM


RSVP to Judge Jessop at jljessop@kennebectelephone.com or call/text 605.280.0127.

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2023 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award Winner Tour

* From Wall, SD: Go 8 miles North on Creighton Road and take the curve East. Creighton Road turns into Kelly Hill Road. Then go 19 miles East to Deadman Creek Road. Go 6 miles North to Slovek Road. Then take Slovek Road 3 miles West.
* From Philip, SD: Go 10 miles North and then 9 miles West. Then go 1 mile North and 3 miles West.
* From HWY 34/73 Intersection (Billsburg): Go 15 miles South to Hilland Road, then 9 miles West to Deadman Creek Road. Then go 6 miles South to Slovek Road and then 3 miles West.

Aug 2, Pasque Hills on Beaver Creek, 9:00 - 1:00

Aug 4, SDSU Oak Lake Research station, 9:00 - 12:00
*There will be a live fire demonstration if weather permits.

controlled burn

Prescribed Fire Effects in Native and Restored Grasslands Field Day

* Identify native plants and plant response after spring prescribed burn
* Discussions about prescribed fire objectives and see if objectives were met
* Discuss future management and timing of prescribed burn

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