Summer 2014 Rangeland Education Opportunities

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The summer is filling up with excellent opportunities for rangeland education and fellowship. Below is a list of events available to the public. It’s a great time to get out and learn, we hope to see you at one or more of these events….and don’t forget to bring a kid along!!

Leopold Conservation Award Ranch Tour
July 2 | Lowry, SD


  • 5th annual tour for the Leopold Conservation Award in South Dakota.
  • This year’s winners are the Perman family and the tour will be held at their Rock Hills Ranch near Lowry, SD.
  • The day will feature award presentation, demonstration, entertainment, lunch, and ranch tour.
  • RSVP to Judge Jessop at 605.280.0127 by June 26.
  • For more information visit

Allan Savory Talk
September 10 | Brookings, SD

  • Talk will highlight Savory’s work in global grassland preservation and management with the use of livestock and grazing.
  • Talk will be held at the SDSU campus in Brookings, SD. Details forthcoming.
  • Contact Sandy Smart at 605.688.4017 for information.

Allan Savory-Ranch Tour
September 11 | Hayti, SD

  • Tour will be held at the Rick Smith Ranch near Hayti, SD.
  • The day will feature various aspects of soil and grassland management and health, including discussion and demonstration of mob grazing, pollinator plantings, rainfall simulator and other rangeland management information.
  • Allan Savory will be present throughout the day, providing feedback and discussion on how range management in the Northern Great Plains relates to worldwide grassland issues.
  • Details forthcoming.
  • Contact Sandy Smart at 605.688.4017 for information.

South Dakota Grazing School
September 15-19 | Chamberlain, SD

  • The annual SD Grazing School is a must for managers serious about improving their knowledge of livestock and rangeland management.
  • Whether a novice or an advanced range/livestock manager, this school has something for everyone.
  • Register early because these schools fill up fast.
  • The 2014 School will again be held in the Chamberlain, SD area.
  • Registration is required and includes meals and transportation to range sites during the school.
  • For more information, contact Judge Jessop at 605.280.0127 or visit

    Source: South Dakota State University Extension