PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) The 8th annual Soils Days and 29th Annual Rangeland Days will be held next week in Philip and at the SDSU Cottonwood Research Station. The events are held together June 19 and 20 to give people a chance to learn more about two of the state’s most important resources-soils and rangelands. Activities have been set up for a variety of age groups, from eight-years-old through adult. Organizers says that everyone attending Rangeland Days is sure to gain, as they’ll learn about topics from plant morphology and identification–through judging habitat suitable for cattle or grouse. After a day of learning, participants will be able to measure how much they have learned by taking part in a contest, which will be broken into divisions based on age from 8-10 years old to adults. Adults will also be briefed on some of the research that has been going on at the Cottonwood Research Station. The cost of Soils Days and Rangeland Days is $30 each, including meals. For more information, contact Jennifer Jones with the Haakon County Conservation District at 859-2186, extension 3. Both events are hosted by the Haakon County Conservation District; Jackson County Conservation District; SDSU Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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