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2022 Drought Meeting – Hot Springs

May 10, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SDSU Extension will host a drought meeting for southwestern South Dakota ranchers and farmers on Tuesday, May 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. MT at the Mueller Civic Center in Hot Springs (Annex Room, 801 S. Sixth St., Hot Springs, S.D. 57747).

There is no cost to attend the meeting and no pre-registration required. Quick water tests for livestock suitability will be available on-site. Please bring water samples in clean, enclosed containers (e.g. water bottle, jelly jar, etc.).


  • 3 p.m. MT – Welcome
  • 3:05 p.m. – Weather and Climate Update, presented by Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist
  • 3:40 p.m. – Management Changes, presented by Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist
  • 4:25 p.m. – Grazing Loss Estimates, presented by Krista Ehlert, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Range Specialist
  • 5 p.m. – Water Testing, performed by Ken Olson, Professor and SDSU Extension Beef Specialist
  • 5:30 p.m. – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Drought Disaster Programs
  • 6 p.m. – Close

For more information, contact Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist, at 605-626-2870.


May 10, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


SDSU Extension


Mueller Civic Center
801 S. Sixth St.
Hot Springs, SD 57747 United States
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