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Grazing Management Bus Tour

Are you interested in learning how to improve soil health, water infiltration, livestock performance, and grass diversity on your ranch? If so, don't miss the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition’s upcoming grazing management bus tour!

South Dakota Grasslands

During this tour, you will visit three different ranches to see firsthand how they have implemented grazing management strategies to achieve these goals.

Guest speakers Dr. Llewellyn (Lee) Manske, Ph.D and Tobias (Toby) Stroh will share their expertise and principles to follow to increase overall ranch production. Dr. Manske is a Rangeland Scientist at Dickinson, ND Research Extension Center, and Toby Stroh is an expert in the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies at Dickinson State University.

The bus tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. (CST) on June 29th with registration in the parking lot of the Harold Thune Auditorium in Murdo, SD. The bus will depart at 9:00 a.m. and tour two ranches in Mellette County and one ranch in Jones County before returning to Murdo at 5:45 p.m. The tour is limited to a certain number of participants, so pre-registration by June 21st is required.

In addition to the bus tour, they are also offering a three-day workshop from November 7-9th titled “Biologically Effective Management of Grasslands.” Dr. Manske and Toby Stroh will return to work with attendees on developing and implementing a biologically effective management strategy specifically designed for their ranch. The workshop will be held in Murdo, and the tuition is $100 for the workshop only, $50 for the bus tour only, or $125 for both. Noon meals are included in the tuition.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from experts and see real-world examples of grazing management strategies in action. Don't miss this chance to improve your ranch's profitability and sustainability. Register now for the bus tour and workshop and take the first step towards achieving your goals!

For more information and to register for the bus tour visit:


Visit these “Growing Resilience Through Our Soils” information pages:

1. Podcast page for drought planning fact sheets, Q&As, news, podcasts and more.

2. Video page to watch videos of other ranchers’ journeys toward improved rangeland/pasture.

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