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Irrigation Improvement Web Series

April 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Butte Conservation District, Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership, and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies have developed a web series on improving irrigation in the Belle Fourche Watershed. This series will host industry leaders, conservation experts, and producer panels to highlight irrigation improvements in the irrigation district.

Thursday March 25th 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • NRCS representatives will discuss cost share opportunities for pivots and irrigation pipeline
  • BFID discussing regulations when converting from flood to center pivot
  • Local pivot dealers will discuss their products and services

Thursday April 22nd 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • Valerie Riter NRCS Area Agronomist will discuss plant water demands in different growth stages
  • Kent Cooley NRCS Area Soil Scientist will discuss water movement in soils and the challenges of irrigating clay soils
  • Dave Ollila with the SD Soil Health Coalition will discuss improving soil health under pivots
  • Producer panel on the benefits of increasing soil health under pivots

Thursday May 20th 7:00 pm – 8:00pm

  • Alex Roeber with DENR funding pivots with 319 funds
  • A variety of moisture sensor companies will discuss their products and their benefits
  • Producer panel discussing the benefits of moisture sensors and improving yields

Irrigation Project Tour TBD in June/July

All Sessions will be hosted virtually on Zoom and accessible both online and by telephone.

To register and receive call in information contact: Jennifer Lutze at Jennifer.Lutze@usda.gov or 1-760-920-1196.

Organizers of this event are not endorsing any of the companies during this series. The intention of the organizers is to allow you the opportunity to listen to multiple service providers to help you discover the best solution for your operation. The companies speaking are not the only businesses that supply these services and we encourage you to look for other solutions to best meet your needs.


April 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Butte Conservation District


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