The year of 2017 pushed extremes with the driest June on record, one of the hottest July documented, and powerful hailstorms.  This spring and summer presented cattlemen with a challenging summer drought, which will impact decisions into the fall and winter.

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition are a cover crop field tour this fall to assist cattlemen make economic and sustainable decisions with their cowherds and rangelands. 

Special guest will be Dale Strickler, an agronomist with Green Cover Seed. The tour will cover ways to improve soil health, increase grazing acres, implement a double cropping system and alternatives to cash crops.

The tour will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 11 at Terrell Farms at Mirage Flats, 4396 440th, Rd Hay Springs (13 miles south of Hay Springs on NE-87 and 2 miles east of Kelly Bean on 440th Rd).

No pre-registration or cost. Call the Sheridan County Extension Office 308-327-2312 for more information.