Oklahoma- As part of their ongoing commitment to help production agriculture in Oklahoma and the Southern Plains region of the United States, the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub (Climate Hub) in partnership with the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts will be hosting the “Economics of Adaption” seminar 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26.  This event will provide information to agriculture producers about how strategies designed to help farmers and ranchers deal with extreme weather events like droughts, floods and wildfires can also help save money and increase profits.


“We are very excited to partner with the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts to make this event happen,” said Julian Reyes, acting director of the Southern Plains Climate Hub.  “This is a great opportunity to show producers how preparing for extreme weather, protecting the environment, and increasing profitability can all go hand in hand.”

Speakers at the event will include Beth Mason with the National Association of Conservation Districts on the economics of cover crops and no-till; Oklahoma State University Range Extension Specialist Dr. Laura Goodman on the benefits of patch burning and multi-species grazing; Debbie Lyons-Blythe, Chair of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef; Dr. Jaymelyn Farney, Kansas State University Associate Professor and extension specialist on cover crop grazing; Shanon Phillips and Blane Stacy with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission on the economics of soil health; and Scotty Herriman, Oklahoma farmer and rancher with a producer prospective.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by July 19 by contacting Sarah Blaney at (517) 763-8609 or by e-mail at sarahblaney@okconservation.org or Clay Pope at (405) 699-2087 or by e-mail at claygpope@gmail.com. There is no charge for the seminar and lunch will be provided.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Hoover Building, 300 E. Oxford Ave. on the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid Oklahoma.


For more information, contact OACD Executive Director, Sarah Blaney at (517) 763-8609.