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Ranch Drought Planning

Updated April 13, 2022
Jameson Brennan

Jameson Brennan

Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Livestock Grazing Specialist

Additional Authors: Krista Ehlert

Written with contributions by Jessalyn Bachler, former SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist.

This fact sheet provides an overview of drought planning for the ranch because it is not a matter of if a drought occurs, but when. Being prepared for a drought is one of the easiest things that a ranch manger can do to ensure that the operation is able to weather whatever mother nature throws at it. Be sure to read through the fact sheet and contact any of the state or field specialists listed with questions!