A Drought Updates live video meeting, bringing experts from across South Dakota to discuss drought impacts, will be held July 23 at South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension regional centers.

“The drought is worsening day by day and has reached the critical point where South Dakota’s crop and livestock producers will need to make significant management decisions to address its challenges,” says Rosie Nold, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program director for SDSU Extension. "SDSU Extension is here to provide information and key resources."

Seminar presenters include Jon Farris, deputy ag secretary; Dennis Todey, state climatologist; and SDSU Extension specialists. They include Warren Rusche, cow-calf; Mike Moechnig, weeds; Bob Fanning, plant pathology; and Carrie Johnson, family resource management.

The updates will be held at 7 p.m. CDT and 6 p.m. MDT at all eight SDSU Extension regional centers. Those include Aberdeen, 605-626-2870; Lemmon, 605-374-4177; Mitchell, 605-995-7378; Pierre, 605-773-8120; Rapid City, 605-394-1722; Sioux Falls, 605-782-3290; Watertown, 605-842-1267; and Winner, 605-842-1267. For specific addresses, visit iGrow.org.

SDSU crops and livestock field specialists will be available on site to visit with attendees and answer questions.

For more drought information, visit "Managing Forages In Drought."