[UPDATED] Ranching in Drought Workshop Coming to La Junta

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Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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by Chris Sorensen

Update: The workshop is scheduled for August 9. A previous version of this article specified a different date.

The United States Department of Agriculture and Colorado State University Extension Range School will be presenting a workshop to area producers entitled Ranching in Drought.

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MAP Colorado Drought Conditions - July 17, 2018
Courtesy National Drought Mitigation Center. July 17, 2018

Workshop topics include drought planning and goal setting, drought assistance programs, animal health concerns in drought, flexible grazing strategies, and the latest weather and climate outlooks. A discussion of drought issues will also be held, along with sharing of ideas among area ranchers.

The workshop will be held August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Otero Junior College Student Center, 1802 Colorado Avenue in La Junta. Lunch will be provided.

Registration by July 31 is requested. Contact Andee Leininger at andrea.leininger@co.usda.gov or 719-743-2408 for more information or to register.