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Drought Tools for Ranchers

August 10, 2009
Kearney, NE

The National Drought Mitigation Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency, and the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition teamed up on August 10, 2009, in Kearney, NE, to sponsor a workshop on new drought-related tools. Tools discussed were the Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI), the Vegetation Outlook (VegOut) and the Drought Planning Guide for Livestock and Forage Producers.

Presentations

  • An Introduction to the Vegetation Outlook (VegOut)
  • Managing Risk on the Ranch: A Drought Planning Guide for Livestock and Forage Producers
    Cody Knutson
  • The Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI): A New Approach to Monitoring Vegetation Stress from a Local to National Scale
    Brian Wardlow

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