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SD Grassland Coalition Annual December Road Show

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BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, SDSU Extension and other partnering organizations celebrate another successful year by offering a great educational opportunity to members and non-members alike during the 2017 Road Show December 11 - 15 coming to several South Dakota Communities. 

Gabe Brown will be the featured speaker during the roadshow stops in Hot Springs, Chamberlain, Crooks, Watertown and Aberdeen. 

Event organizers ask that attendees RSVP to the contacts listed for each location below if possible for the meal, but walk ins are welcome. Registration at each event will begin at 9:30 am. Cost is Free to current Grassland Coalition members and $30 for non-members and includes a 1-yr membership with admission to Coalition events, tours, etc. For any general questions, contact Judge Jessop at 605.280.0127.

"The South Dakota  Grassland Coalition has really done well in identifying with producers in South Dakota and the region," said Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist.

Bauman is one of many SDSU Extension staff who work closely with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. He was involved in developing the agenda for the road show.

"The annual road show not only reflects how well the Coalition's leadership listens to the needs of our producers, but it also reflects how willing the Board members are to lead," Bauman said.

More on Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown is recognized as a national leader in the soil health movement. He converted his North Dakota farm from conventional tillage and grazing practices to a regenerative approach that has drastically reduced input expenses and increased profitability. These new management practices have also improved the overall health of his soil, livestock and lifestyle.

During the road show, Gabe will share details of transitioning a farm away from conventional mentality and methods. He will discuss how the decision to embrace alternative management has improve the health of the air, water, plants, animals and people associated with his operation's farming and grazing strategies.

"Gabe Brown's message was very impactful when he joined us in 2015, and we have no doubt that his message will resonate with all who attend, regardless of what type of operation you are currently managing - and regardless of where in South Dakota you operate your farm or ranch business," Bauman said.

2017 SD Grassland Coalition Road Show Agenda

Hot Springs
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (MST)
Location: American Legion Hall (1045 Jennings Ave, Hot Springs, 57747)
RSVP to: Dave Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist
605.394.1722 or by email  

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Road Show & Annual Meeting
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (CST)
Location: AmericInn (1981 E King St, Chamberlain, 57325)
RSVP to: Judge Jessop - S.D. Grassland Coalition
605.280.0127 or by email
*Following the road show, the S.D. Grassland Coalition Annual Meeting will begin at 12:35 p.m. 

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (CST)
Location: Crooks Community Center (701 S Western Ave, Crooks, 57020)
RSVP to: Judge Jessop, S.D. Grassland Coalition
605.280.0127 or by email

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (CST)
Location: Codington County Extension Complex (1910 West Kemp Ave)
RSVP to: Pete Bauman, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist, by email or (605) 882-5140  or Jan Rounds, by email or at 605.882.5140    

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (CST)
Location: Dakota Event Center (720 Lamont St S, Aberdeen, SD 57401)
RSVP to: Valeree DeVine, 605.426.6951 ex.3 or by email 

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