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South Dakota Grasslands Coalition Grazing School

Grazing school is a program designed to equip ranchers and livestock producers with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their grazing lands more effectively. Led by a team of expert presenters from state and federal agencies, as well as universities, the program covers everything from basic grazing concepts to advanced techniques for managing diversity on rangelands.

Through a combination of classroom presentations and hands-on activities in the field, participants will gain a deep understanding of the key principles of grassland management. They'll also have the opportunity to hear from area producers who will share their own expertise and insights on a variety of grazing techniques and related topics.

The Grazing School covers the following topics and more.

  • Adaptive Management

  • Concepts of Grazing

  • Managing Diversity on Rangelands

  • Pasture Allocation

  • Plant Species Identification

  • Mineral Nutrition Needs of Livestock

  • Fencing and Watering Systems

  • Planning for a Forage Shortage

  • Implementing Grazing Practices

  • Consultation with Grazing Experts


Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Grazing School Dates:

June 20-22 - Wall, SD

July 25-27 - Summit, SD

September 12-14 - Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD


The fee to attend Grazing School is $300 for current members or $335 for non-members. An additional person from the same operation is $150.


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You can get a downloadable brochure by clicking HERE.


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