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Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch

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Managing Extreme and Extended Drought on the Farm and Ranch

January 9, 2014

4H Building Garden City, KS

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Welcome and Introductions – Tonya Haigh, NDMC; Chad McNutt, NIDIS

8:45 Current Status of Drought in the High Plains - Gary McManus , OK Climatological Office

9:30 Long-Lead Climate Outlook and the Role of La Niña in High Plains Drought –Klaus Wolter, NOAA CIRES

10:15 break

10:30 Long Term Management of the Ogallala Aquifer – Susan Stover, Kansas Water Office

11:15 Why Plan for Drought?  - Jim Faulstich, SD producer; John Maddux, NE producer

12:00 Lunch

Concurrent Sessions


Rancher Sessions

1:00 Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch – Tonya Haigh, NDMC

1:15 Long term Effects/Planning for Recovery – Dwayne Rice – KS NRCS; Julie Elliott CO NRCS

1:45 Connections: Precipitation, Hydrologic Condition, and Pasture Growth – Joel Brown, NM NRCS

2:30 Break

2:45 Producer Experiences with Drought Plan during Extended and Extreme Drought

·         Ted Alexander , KS

·         Lynn Myers , NE

·         John Maddux , NE

3:45 New Kansas State Grazing and Climate Project - Justin Waggoner, KSU SW REC

4:00 - Adaptive Management and Managing Uncertain Climate Conditions – Joel Brown, NM NRCS


Irrigation Sessions

1:00 Optimal Irrigation for Drought – Freddie Lamm, KSU NW REC

1:45 Financial/Economic Considerations – Bill Golden, KSU

2:30 Break

2:45 Crop Water Allocator: A Planning Tool- Jonathan Aguilar, KSU SW REC

3:15 Producer Perspectives –

·         Dale Mauch, CO

·         Mike Deaver, KS

·         Henry Nightengale, KS

4:15 Water Project Initiatives and Programs for Producers – Jay Winner, Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District; Kansas State Water Office Representative


5:00 Adjourn

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