Approximately 60% of the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District is rangeland. Range Judging competitions are engaging events that enhance the participants knowledge of rangeland plants, and management methods.
Co-sponsorship of the Range Judging contest rotates between the three panhandle NRDs. The 2011 Range Judging contest was hosted by the Sioux County Extension, NRCS and the Upper Niobrara White NRD. The contest was held on September 20 south of Harrison. The State Range Judging committee oversees all range judging in the state, This committee also selects host counties for the event, and sets the rules and regulations. They meet annually and also the evening before the competition. .
If you have questions, or would like more information about Range Judging competitions please contact staff