Grazing, Nutrition and Stress topics for Bennett County Progressive Rancher Group

The Bennett County Progressive Rancher group will meet on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vetal Fire Hall to hear from experts Krista Ehlert and Adele Harty as they share their thoughts on “Getting Through the Winter: Grazing, Nutrition, and Stress.”

This meeting is free and open to everyone, and will include presentations and discussions around local issues.

Krista Ehlert, Assistant Professor, Natural Resource Management Department, and SDSU Extension Range Specialist grew up in the Midwest. She received her Bachelor’s in Biology from St. Olaf College, a Master’s in Land Resources and Environmental Science, and Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Science from Montana State University. Krista has worked for SDSU Extension since the fall of 2018, where her passion is helping producers adopt conservation methods that improve their operation’s resiliency to withstand challenges posted by nature. She is also trained in stress management techniques and will share strategies to get through trying times as farmers and ranchers. She works out of the West River Research and Extension Center in Rapid City.

Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, grew up on a cow/calf operation in eastern Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and her Master of Science in Ruminant Nutrition from NDSU. Adele has worked for SDSU Extension since 2005 where her passion is cow/calf nutrition and evaluating the system while helping producers make the best management decisions for their livestock and bottom line. Adele works out of the Cottonwood Experiment Station west of Philip.

This meeting is sponsored by Badlands RC&D, NRCS, and SDSU Extension. Please contact Anita Hicks at anita.hicks@usda.gov or the Extension Office at 605-685-6972 for more information.

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