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Living With Drought Website Created

droughtThe University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has partnered with other agencies to help Nevadans prepare for and cope with the drought.

The Cooperative Extension launched its Living With Drought website, a site where consumers, businesses, farmers, ranchers, natural resource managers and others can find information to help them respond to their various drought-related challenges. The university chose this model because the “Living With Fire” program has been so effective. About 20 other states now also use the successful Nevada program.

Workshops are being offered. Topics will include water availability, recommended irrigation practices, insurance options and an outlook on prices. Workshops will be on April 1 in Eureka, April 14 in Schurz and Yerington, and April 29 in Minden.

In addition, Cooperative Extension will offer Living With Drought workshops for Nevada ranchers, including topics such as insurance options, how best to downsize herds, infrastructure recommendations, animal nutrition recommendations, availability of water for animals, and how drought affects plants and grazing options.

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