‘Managing Risk and Thinking Ahead’ drought workshop set for April 26 in Clovis

If you’re a farmer, dairy owner or rancher in Eastern New Mexico or West Texas, you may want to attend the “Managing Risk and Thinking Ahead” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 26 in Clovis, New Mexico.
The workshop is at the Curry County Events Center Indoor Pavilion, located on the Curry County Fairgrounds at 900 E. Brady Ave.
State climatologist Dave DuBois, assistant professor in the NMSU Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, will speak about recent weather events and impacts.
Attendees will discuss challenges related to weather and climate, as well as the resources and research needed to support farm-level decision making.
Presentations will highlight the potential impact of drought and limited water conditions on agriculture in the Southern High Plains in New Mexico and West Texas.
Information will also be provided about local and regional resources that are available to help manage and monitor impacts from drought and other severe weather events.
The workshop is supported by the National Integrated Drought Information System and the USDA Southwest Climate Hub.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer a workshop that covers some important issues facing agricultural producers in the Southern High Plains,” said Caiti Steele, USDA Southwest Climate Hub Deputy Director.
“Drought, extreme weather and limited water resources present very real challenges to profitable agricultural production.
To register, go to http://swclimatehub.info.

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