Colorado Holds Drought Summits As New Year Threat Grows

Sessions will help growers deal with continued dry weather.

Published on: Jan 17, 2013

Colorado State University Extension is planning to host a series of Drought Summits at several locations in the stricken Golden Plains area in the east state as the threat of continued drought mounts in 2013.

Anyone can attend the free sessions, and for those who cannot, there is a web link to gather the information that will be offered.

The Drought Summit webcast, presented via Adobe Connect. Log in to the session here.

When you go to that URL you will find a login page.  Click on bullet "Enter as a guest."  You will then be prompted for your name.  Enter your name and click "Enter Room" to enter the meeting space.  You can hear the presentation but you will have to type questions in the chat box and the presenters will address them.

While mountain ranchers in Colorado enjoyed the moisture of snowfall, crop farmers in the eastern state continue to face dreaded drought losses in 2013.
While mountain ranchers in Colorado enjoyed the moisture of snowfall, crop farmers in the eastern state continue to face dreaded drought losses in 2013.

Any time before the meeting you can visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the Connect server:

If you have questions about the technology, please contact Ruth directly at 970-491-6988 or ruth.willson@colostate.edu.

The Drought Summit dates and locations follow. All sessions will run from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.:

Feb. 12 – Burlington Community Center, Burlington – Weather updates and Crop Insurance issues.

Feb. 19 – Washington County Events Center, Akron – Crop production issues, forage production with limited irrigation, entomology and insect concerns during drought.

Feb. 26 - Yuma Community Center,  Yuma– Livestock production issues including herd liquidation and tax consequences and livestock disease during drought.

March 5 – Phillips County Events Center, Holyoke -  Range management issues, pasture management, invasive weeds, and insects.

March 12 – Sedgwick County Courthouse Annex, Julesburg – Human resources issues, family financial management and communications.

Each webinar session will be recorded and available for viewing at later times.  Program and viewing details will be posted on the Golden Plains Area web site.