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CSU Extension to hold drought summits

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Colorado State University Extension is planning to host a series of Drought Summits at various locations within the Golden Plains Area. These five informational meetings will be held at different locations but will also be webcast. As a result, anyone can attend either in person at the sites listed below or link to the webcast. There is no charge for attending or linking. For those attending at the physical locations, lunch will be provided courtesy of sponsors.

The Drought Summit webcast will be presented via Adobe Connect. In order to log in to the webcast, go to http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/colodrought.

When you go to that URL, you will find yourself at a login page. Simply 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.

Any time before the meeting you can visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the Connect server: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

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

Drought Summit dates, locations, and topics are as follows (11 a.m. to 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, 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 website at http://goldenplains.colostate.edu.

Date: 1/14/2013



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