Completed Project Report


Ranch Adaptation Strategies to Remain Economically Viable Throughout Periods of Drought

  • Award Amount: $48,412
  • Regional Center: Western Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2016 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Justin Oldfield
  • Email: justin@calcattlemen.org
  • Organization: California Cattlemen's Association

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Project Overview

The project sought to educate and assist ranchers in adapting their business to a changing climate that will likely include prolonged droughts, an increase in demand for California‚Äôs finite resources and more stringent government intervention in the use of water, land and other natural resources. The project identified risk management tools to mitigate impacts from drought, educate ranchers on financial assistance programs currently made available by government and non-government entities and assist ranchers in developing on-farm strategies to promote production resiliency for the future. Education and outreach were focused on those currently involved in beef cattle production, those interested in beef cattle production and young producers seeking a career in beef cattle production. Workshops and educational forums were open and available to all and were held in areas of the state to maximize turnout and attendance.

Number of Participants: 191

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