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Upcoming July Events

July 8-10

Women on the Range – Grazing Workshop in Faith, SD

Come join us to learn more about grazing ecology and management with host Shannon Carmichael! The emphasis of this workshop will be on understanding your system and not just the parts.

  • Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Range health

  • How to graze more efficiently

  • Principles of grazing

  • Ecosystem processes

  • The importance of supply and demand in your stocking rates

  • Range ecology – the intersection between plants and grazing ruminants


July 11

Aggregated Agriculture Talk in Mobridge, SD

Join us for a day of learning and community! Explore agroecology, economics, and soil health with expert speaker Colin McClure.

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Location: Oahe Hills Golf Course, Mobridge, SD

Registration: Registration is free! RSVP by July 8th to Annie at (605) 848-1092.


July 16

Family Farming Future

Outing for farm families to share a meal, connect with conservation, and see something "new."

  • Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Location: Dewey Gevik Learning Area - 26583 462nd Ave, Hartford, SD

Registration: Registration is free!

Agenda:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 PM: Sign up/Check in

  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Meal and Overview of the Evening

  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM: Educational activities for families, Rainfall/wind simulator, kids activities


July 23

Grazing School in Summit, SD

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

For more info or to register: https://sdgrass.org/grazing-school/


July 24

Grassland Health & Tree Care Seminar in McIntosh, SD

Grassland Health with Kaylee Wheeler – Range Field Specialist, SDSU Extension: Rangelands encompass more than just grass—they’re habitats for grasses, forbs, shrubs, insects, wildlife, and livestock. Kaylee will highlight the importance of native plants and wildflowers for grazing livestock and their impact on landscape health. Gain insights into enhanced grazing plans and personalized mineral mixes, while exploring how these plants contribute to grazing livestock nutrition and the overall well-being of rangelands.

Tree Care with Dr. John Ball – Forestry Specialist, SDSU Extension: Dr. John Ball, an expert in tree diagnostics, will address common issues faced by South Dakota trees. Learn about the best species for your land, common misconceptions, and care practices to reduce tree loss. Bring your questions for the Q&A session!

Agenda:

  • 9:30 AM: Registration begins

  • 10:00 AM: First speaker: Kaylee Wheeler

  • 12:00 PM: Lunch provided by Red Earth Table

  • 1:00 PM: Second Speaker: Dr. John Ball

Registration: RSVP by July 19th to Annie at (605) 848-1092. Free lunch will be provided by Red Earth Table.


July 25th

Grassland Health & Tree Care Seminar in Timber Lake, SD

Grassland Health with Kaylee Wheeler – Range Field Specialist, SDSU Extension: Rangelands encompass more than just grass—they’re habitats for grasses, forbs, shrubs, insects, wildlife, and livestock. Kaylee will highlight the importance of native plants and wildflowers for grazing livestock and their impact on landscape health. Gain insights into enhanced grazing plans and personalized mineral mixes, while exploring how these plants contribute to grazing livestock nutrition and the overall well-being of rangelands.

Tree Care with Dr. John Ball – Forestry Specialist, SDSU Extension: Dr. John Ball, an expert in tree diagnostics, will address common issues faced by South Dakota trees. Learn about the best species for your land, common misconceptions, and care practices to reduce tree loss. Bring your questions for the Q&A session!

Agenda:

  • 9:30 AM: Registration begins

  • 10:00 AM: First speaker: Kaylee Wheeler

  • 12:00 PM: Lunch provided by Red Earth Table

  • 1:00 PM: Second Speaker: Dr. John Ball

Registration: RSVP by July 19th to Annie at (605) 848-1092. Free lunch will be provided by Red Earth Table.

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