Drought seminar this week for Mendocino County ranchers

Ukiah Daily Journal
A seminar on “Mitigating Drought: Optimizing Pasture, Supplemental Feed, and Managing Risk” is being offered Wednesday, at the Hopland Research & Extension Center. Aimed at ranchers and livestock producers, the program will feature presentations by UC Cooperative Extension livestock advisers, UC Davis animal science faculty, and others.

The date is Wednesday January 29 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the UC Cooperative Extension offices in Mendocino and Lake counties, the program will include a webcast originating from the UC Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center. Local speakers at Hopland include Katie Delbar and Karri Bartolomei from the USDA Farm Service Agency, 1st District Supervisor Carre Brown, and Mendocino/Lake livestock and range adviser John Harper.

The program will be held at Rod Shippey Hall at the Hopland R & E Center, 4070 University Road, Hopland, beginning at 8:45 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. A registration fee of $10 per person will cover handout materials. Participants are invited to bring sack lunches and participate in discussion over the noon break. Beverages will be provided.

To pre-register, visit this web address: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=12122 before 5 p.m. on Monday. For those unable to travel to the Hopland, the program will also be broadcast on the web. To view the webcast, go to http://ucanr.org/sites/sfrec/.

For additional information, visit the UCCE Mendocino County Cooperative Extension website at: http://cemendocino.ucanr.edu/ or call (707) 463-4495.