Saturday, May 26, 2018

Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch

Looking Ahead: Soil Health, Drought management & Climate Change on the Ranch

Panel discussion at workshop

Chickasaw Nation Conference Center – October 30, 2015

Sulphur, Oklahoma

 The National Drought Mitigation Center partnered with the Chicasaw Nation, Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council, and Oklahoma National Resource Conservation Service to present this workshop, with funding support of the USDA Risk Management Agency.  Other partners included the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency, National Agriculture Statistics Service, and the Great Plains Grazing CAP.

Agenda (link to pdf)


Importance of Soil Health - Steve Alspach, NRCS State Soil Scientist,
Stocking Rates Decisions & Pasture Management Considerations - Hugh Aljoe, Noble Foundation, Consultant Program Manager, Pasture & Range Consultant
Drought in Oklahoma: Current Status and Trends - Jeannie Schneider, Oklahoma Climatology
Managing Pastureland & Rangeland to Promote Soil Health & During Drought - NRCS Brandon Reavis
Drought Help through NRCS Programs - Joy Alspach, NRCS
The Role of Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance in a Drought Plan - USDA Risk Management Agency Representative
Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch - Tonya Haigh, National Drought Mitigation Center
Producer Panel: Nathan Hart, Economic Development Director for the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes; Bob Davis, producer and board member of the Muscogee Creek Nation Tribal Conservation District; Jack Hicks, Agriculture Director for the Choctaw Nation and Gary Pratt, Chickasaw Nation Agriculture Department.

AdobeConnect Archived Recordings (includes powerpoints and audio)



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