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Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss out on this year's SDGC Winter Road Show with Joshua Dukart.

Lunch will be provided. Don't forget to RSVP for the meal count. We hope to see you there
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Mark your calendars! You wont want to miss out on this years SDGC Winter Road Show with Joshua Dukart. 

Lunch will be provided. Dont forget to RSVP for the meal count. We hope to see you there

This week’s plant of the week: American Sloughgrass

American sloughgrass is a palatable forage species for all classes of livestock as it is high in protein. This plant is often used for wetland restoration and erosion control. Sloughgrass grows in, you guessed it, sloughs and marshes. The grass is a cool season, annual or short-lived perennial with relatively shallow root systems. Although the root systems are not prolific, they support a leafy stem that can grow up to a meter.

You can find this information and more in the PLANTS data base a plants.usda.gov

Photo credit: Gary Larson. USDA NRCS. 1992.
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This week’s plant of the week: American Sloughgrass

American sloughgrass is a palatable forage species for all classes of livestock as it is high in protein. This plant is often used for wetland restoration and erosion control. Sloughgrass grows in, you guessed it, sloughs and marshes. The grass is a cool season, annual or short-lived perennial with relatively shallow root systems. Although the root systems are not prolific, they support a leafy stem that can grow up to a meter. 

You can find this information and more in the PLANTS data base a plants.usda.gov

Photo credit: Gary Larson. USDA NRCS. 1992.

It’s not too early to start planning for our HRM Winter Roadshow and Annual Meeting. We’ll be hosting several one-day workshops across South Dakota this December featuring Holistic Resource Management educator Joshua Dukart.

Dukart will cover topics ranging from converting a ranch from crisis management to holistic management, creating a profitable ranch business using holistic principles, and more. See workshop dates and locations below.

Please RSVP for meal count. Registration will take place at 9:30 AM before each event.

Workshops are free for members and $30 for non-members, which includes a year-long membership to the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. Lunch will be provided

To RSVP, contact the number under the event location you will be attending:

December 16- Watertown, Codington Co. Extension Office - Call Jan Rounds /Pete Bauman 605 882-6300

December 17- SDGC Annual Business Meeting & Road Show- Americ Inn, Chamberlain, SD from 12:30 PM to 1:15PM - Text Judge Jessop 605 280-0127

December 18- Belle Fourche- Branding Iron - Text Dan Rasmussen 605 685-3315

December 19- Hot Springs- Mueller Civic Center - Text Dan Rasmussen 605 685-3315

December 20- Faith - Legion Hall – Text Bart Carmichael 605 545-0335
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“By maintaining grass cover, we can hold the moisture we do get longer. Even though the previous two years were drought years, I did not need to destock due to the benefits of my rotational grazing system.” -Jonathan Rohrbach

Check out our November 2019 Our Amazing Grasslands video release featuring the Rohrback family. Enjoy!
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What a great video Jonathan Rohrbach! Your family did an amazing job of telling your story. 🙂

This snapshot was taken while shooting an Our Amazing Grasslands video featuring the Suelflow Family. The Suelflow’s set a great example for integrating livestock into a cover crop system. The rest rotation-grazing style allows the Suelflow family to protect the native grasslands on their farm, providing a necessary mix of undisturbed and disturbed land for birds and other wildlife.

Since beginning to use sustainable practices on his farm, Reid has seen increased forage productivity and increased numbers of wildlife. Reid’s goal is to improve the land for the next generation and run a farm that functions like an ecosystem. Learn more at sdgrass.org
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This snapshot was taken while shooting an Our Amazing Grasslands video featuring the Suelflow Family. The Suelflow’s set a great example for integrating livestock into a cover crop system. The rest rotation-grazing style allows the Suelflow family to protect the native grasslands on their farm, providing a necessary mix of undisturbed and disturbed land for birds and other wildlife. 

Since beginning to use sustainable practices on his farm, Reid has seen increased forage productivity and increased numbers of wildlife. Reid’s goal is to improve the land for the next generation and run a farm that functions like an ecosystem. Learn more at sdgrass.org

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