Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch for Ag Professionals
Thank you for your interest in the Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch for Ag Professionals Webinar Series.  This series is coordinated by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presented by a variety of experts from across the Great Plains, and funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Professional Development Program.

We encourage participation in the entire webinar series. The information that will be presented is meant to be used as a part of a complete ranch drought planning process.  We understand that it may be difficult to attend all five webinars, and welcome your participation in the sessions that work with your schedule.  Archived webinars will also be available for online viewing after the live presentation. Please see

This form should be used to register for any or all of the Ranch Drought Preparedness webinars.  Once you register, we will send out reminders and login information for each individual webinar.  You will be able to RSVP to individual sessions.

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If you are an advisor/educator/policy-maker, or other range professional, please check your agency or organization:
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To help us develop webinar content that best meets your needs, please check the box which best describes your confidence level in doing each of the following:
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Monitoring current and forecasted drought conditions
Setting appropriate critical decision-making dates for an operation
Evaluating when and how intensively to graze pastures
Assessing the impacts of drought on forage production
Using partial budgeting to make decisions during drought
Writing a plan for drought
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If you are an advisor/educator/policy-maker, or other range professional, in general, how often have you worked with ranchers to develop drought plans? *
If you are a rancher, do you currently have a drought plan?
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Are you aware of or have you visited the Ranch Plan website?
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Webinar Dates
Please indicate below if you plan to participate in this webinar.  This just helps us plan numbers. This is not a commitment either way, and we will send you a reminder before each webinar. Thank you.
1st Webinar - January 30: Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch: The Planning Process, by Jerry Volesky, Range and Forage Specialist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska, and Lynn Myers, owner of Tippets-Myers Ranch in western Nebraska.
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2nd Webinar - February 27: Avoiding Analysis Paralysis: Monitoring  and Setting Critical Dates for Decision Making During Drought, by Dwayne Rice, Rangeland Management Specialist, NRCS, Kansas;  Ted Alexander, owner of Alexander Ranch in south-central Kansas; and Cal Adams, owner of Adams Ranch in north-central Kansas.
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3rd Webinar - The New Cumulative Forage Reduction (CFR) Index: for Assessing Drought Impacts and Planning a Grazing Strategy, by Pat Reece, owner and senior consultant of Prairie Montane Enterprises and Professor Emeritus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
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4th Webinar - Using a Drought Calculator to Assist Stocking Decisions, Stan Boltz, State Range Management Specialist, NRCS, South Dakota.  
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5th Webinar - May 29: Drought Economics: Partial Budgeting for Drought Management and Other Tools, by Matt Stockton, Agricultural Economist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, Nebraska.
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Audio will be handled through the computer. A reminder notice will be sent to you before the webinar with helpful instructions.  Please let us know if you have questions. Thanks! Nicole Wall ( or 402-472-6776)
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