With droughts which have staying power like this current one, the stress to both the land and the manager can accumulate. This leaves one hopefully asking the question, “How can I pre-decide actions to take when these conditions arise or persist?”
The answer to that question is to gain a better understanding of how climate and plant communities interact with one another, and when do I need to act on pre-decided management decisions based upon observations?
The Kansas Grazer’s Association along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hosting two one-day drought plan writing workshops, in August:
- Monday, August 26: NRCS office at 3020 W. 18th, Emporia, Kansas;
- Tuesday, August 27: NRCS Conference Center at 747 Duvall, Salina, Kansas.
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Each workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish mid-afternoon. Space will be limited, so please RSVP to Mary Howell by August 22, 2013. For information contact Mary at email@example.com or call 785-562-8726.
There is no cost for this workshop. Ranchers are encouraged to attend to learn how to write a good plan for the ranch. Lunch will not be provided; a break at noon is scheduled.
The Amazing Grazing project is a collaboration between the Kansas Graziers Association and the Kansas Farmers Union. Project collaborators include Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, National Resources Conservation Service, Kansas State Research and Extension, and Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops. Funding for this project is provided by the North Central Risk Management Education Center and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.