MSU-Extension Hosting Drought Workshop in Havre

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Montana State University Management Systems Team and MSU-Extension Agents are partnering to host a workshop to address potential strategies to reduce the effects of the ongoing drought.

Hill County Extension Agent Colleen Buck says the area is currently in a moderate drought, while areas of eastern Montana are experiencing more severe conditions.

Topics include Cattle Management, Range Conditions and Grazing, Forage Management Options and Reproductive Strategies.

“On the range side, we’re going to have reduced grass availability for the cattle. On the forage side, like hays and stuff, that’s going to significantly reduce the amount of hay that is available, which will carry over into winter. So depending upon what kind of winter we have, people might be short of hay. And on the crop side of things, there’s a lot of dryland crops around. So if they don’t get their moisture at the right time, then yields will be decreased as well.”

The Havre workshop is scheduled for April 28th at the 4-H Chuckwagon from 1-4 PM.

For more information, contact Buck by email at colleen.buck@montana.edu or by phone at 400-2333.

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