Upcoming Events

June 3-4, 2022 @ Highmore, SD

Lodging is available in Highmore. See flyer for more details.

Birds. At Home on the Range

The annual bird watching tour will be located at Daybreak Ranch in Highmore, SD. Be sure to bring your camera & binoculars!
Free to current SDGC members and students; $35 per person for non-members, which includes a 1 year SDGC membership. Meals are included.

June 21-23, 2022 @ Wall, SD

Accommodations: Participants are responsible for Lodging. Ask for Grazing School block.

West River Grazing School

Member Fee is $300. Non-member fee is $335. Each additional person from an operation is $150/person.
**Fee includes session materials and meals.
***Non-member fee includes a one-year membership.

July 11-14, 2022 @ Huron, SD

Location will be at Kleinsasser Bunkhouse 10 mi. north of Huron, SD. Call Dan to Register.

Young Rancher Management School

$200 for SD Residents. Non-resident fee is $600.
**Fee includes Meals & Lodging.
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July 26-28, 2022 @ Marvin, SD

Accommodations: Participants are responsible for Lodging. Contact Abbey of the Hills Inn & Restreat Center

East River Grazing School

Member Fee is $300. Non-member fee is $335. Each additional person from an operation is $150/person.
**Fee includes session materials and meals.
***Non-member fee includes a one-year membership.

September, 2022 @ Chamberlain, SD

Accommodations: Participants are responsible for Lodging. Arrowwood Cedar Shores.

Chamberlain Grazing School

Member Fee is $300. Non-member fee is $335. Each additional person from an operation is $150/person.
**Fee includes session materials and meals.
***Non-member fee includes a one-year membership.

Grazing School

“Attending the SDGC Grazing School was a game changer for our operation.  I attended primarily to see if there was a better way to utilize our irrigated hay land and decrease inputs.  I left the school with not only with alternative ways to do this but also with knowledge on how to put pressure on weeds on other undesirable plants, increase production, decrease inputs and ultimately improve our soil. After seeing the rainfall simulator for the first time I was blown away!  Seeing the water infiltrate into different soils and plant scenarios was one thing but flipping the pans over to reveal what really got water and what didn’t left a lasting impact on me.” – Shawn Freeland, Caputa, South Dakota

What is the Grazing School?

We are having three grazing schools this year:
June 21-23 in Wall, SD
July 26-28 in Marvin, SD
September 13-15 in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD

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

The agenda features presenters from state and federal agencies, and universities. Area producers share their expertise about various topics related to grazing techniques and grassland management. Participants will hear presentations in the classroom and gain experience with hands-on activities in the field. 

Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

COST*: $300 for current SDGC members Or $335 for non-members – which includes a  one-year membership. $150 for each additional person from the same operation.

*Fee includes session materials, snacks and meals.

Send registration form and fee to:

South Dakota Grassland Coalition
Attn: Judge Jessop
24690 299th Ave
Presho, SD 57568

Please make checks payable to: South Dakota Grassland Coalition