Drought management meeting scheduled in Tyndall Sept. 27

Drought management meeting scheduled in Tyndall Sept. 27 A series of nine regional "drought management" meetings will be held statewide during the week of Sept. 23-27. The program will be presented in Tyndall at the 4-H Center on Friday, Sept. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the afternoon.

Three Extension specialists from South Dakota State University and an IRS tax consultant will present the program along with Judy Stratman, WNAX farm broadcaster.

Cody Wright, SDSU Extension beef specialist, will discuss the feed values of drought-stressed forages as well as alternative forages producers plan to feed this winter. He will provide information on balanced rations, reproductive concerns, and general decisions in regards to nitrate management in our feeds. Wright will also talk about supplement feeds in the Drought Aid Program that cow/calf producers have been able to sign up for.

Ann Michelle Daniels, SDSU family life specialist, will talk about the importance of good family communications during stressful times.

Liz Gorham, SDSU family resource management specialist, will outline strategies on what to do when the family income drops.

Carole Oller, IRS specialist, will highlight some of the tax implications and strategies for 2002 and beyond.

Stratman will provide insight on how we respond to the reality of the drought.

The program is sponsored by the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service, the South 2 Field Education Unit and WNAX Radio 570. Local sponsors of the noon meal and coffee break include Security State Bank, Tyndall; Community Bank of Avon; CorTrust Bank, Tabor and Yankton; Farmers & Merchant State Bank, Scotland; First Savings Bank, Springfield; and First Dakota Banks of Yankton, Parkston and Wagner.

The program is open to the public at no fee. For more information on this program or dates, times and locations of the other eight programs across the state, contact the Clay County Extension Office at 677-7111.

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