2017 U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

Categorized: Livestock, Agronomy

: Apr 3rd

SDSU Extension will host the 10th Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum in Keystone, SD April 3 - April 5, 2017 at the K Bar S Lodge (434 Old Hill City Road).

The forum will assemble U.S. Drought Monitor authors, as well as a larger group of academic, federal, state, and local contributors to explore topics such as the current U.S. drought situation, drought impacts and outreach, new and improved drought monitoring tools, and the future of the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Preliminary Schedule

Lunch and dinner will be available, please select which meals you would like when registering.

Monday, April 3, 2017

  • Session 1: USDM Overview
  • Session 2: Impact Reporting and Drought Outreach

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Session 3: Ask the Author Q&A with Mark Svoboda, NDMC Director
  • Session 4: State and Regional Drought Responses/USDM Contributions
  • Session 5: Drought in 2016
  • Session 6: Panel Session - Tools for Remotely Sensing Drought
  • Session 7: New and Improved Drought Monitoring Tools

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Session 8: Future of the U.S. Drought Monitor

Hotel Information

A block of rooms are available at the K Bar S Lodge - to make reservations, contact the Lodge and request a room with the "Drought Monitor Group." Breakfast is included for hotel guests.

Online Registration

There is no cost to register for this event. For more information contact Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist.