KGA 2012 Winter Grazing Conference - "Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch"

Kansas Graziers Association's
Kansas Winter Grazing Conference
held Saturday, January 21, 2012
"Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch"


Assessing Current Conditions:
  • Planning for Drought: Why and How - Ted Alexander, Alexander Ranch, Barber Co, KS and Tonya Haigh, National Drought Mitigation Center
  • Climate Outlook - Mary Knapp, KSU State Climatiologist
  • Climatic Impacts and Range Condition Effects on Forage Production - David Kraft, State Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Identifying Drought Management Options:
  • Risk Management Agency (RMA) Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance - Amy Roeder, USDA Risk Management Agency
  • Forage and Livestock Management Considerations - Dr. Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • Implementing the Drought Plan: Monitoring Forage, Trigger Dates, Stocking Rates - Dwayne Rice, Area Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Ted Alexander, Alexander Ranch, Barber Co, KS
Evaluating Management Options:
  •  Strategic and Scenario Planning/Financial Considerations - Dr. Barry Dunn, South Dakota State University
  • Weathering Tough Times - Dr. Charlie Griffin, KSU School of Family Studies and Human Services
  • Speaker Panel - facilitated by Dr. Jerry Volesky
 Conference Sponsors:
 Kansas Rural Center
Kansas Farmers Union
Kansas Center for Sustainable Ag and Alternative Crops
Flint Hills RC&D
Nationa Drought Mitigation Center
 in addition to:
Kansas Graziers Association
Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition
Risk Management Association