Producers who plan to conduct prescribed burns this spring are encouraged to attend one of the following workshops in South Dakota:
September 2: Aberdeen (SDSU Regional Extension Center. 13 2nd Ave. SE)
September 9: Platt (1st Fidelity Bank basement. 501 Main St.)
September 18: Kennebec (Kennebec Fire Hall. 219 S. Main)
September 21: Selby (Selby Golf Course. 201 S. Railway St.)
Classes at all locations will run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a 1-hour lunch break (lunch is not provided). This training is free of charge, and no RSVP is required.
The training will focus on planning for and conducting prescribed fires. Topics will include USDA rules, firebreak development, grassland ecology, fire planning, resources and tools, weather, safety, communications, and filling out a fire plan. Participants may bring maps of their areas to receive input on their individual fire projects.