Friday, June 7 - Tri-County Rangeland Workshop
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., near Yates Center KS
For more info, see below.
Monday, June 10 - Grazing Management Telecall
Beginning at 7:30 PM Central Time
For more info, see below.
Wednesday, June 12 - Eagle Creek WRAPS Tour
7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Meet at Olpe, KS
RSVP to Scott Jones 620-341-0240 or Brian Rees 620-341-3220. Sponsored by
Lyon County Research & Extension, Eagle Creek WRAPS, and Kansas Rural
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Management Teleconference Conversations
Join other grazers from across the state of Kansas in a
telephone conversation with Kansas State University’s Gary Kilgore and Keith
Harmoney at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of the month. Hosted by the
Kansas Rural Center, these informal discussions will cover all aspects of
Who should participate?
Farmers, ranchers and educators. Anyone who is interested in grazing!
What’s the benefit to me?
This is an opportunity to learn how you can use complementary forages to
extend your grazing season, gain management tips and explore ideas to
improve profitability while you responsibly manage your natural resources.
How do I participate in the call?
Our conference call will be hosted by Copper Conferencing.
Anyone can join in the call by simply dialing in
1-877-304-5632. You will then be prompted to dial in a Conference Room
Number. Please dial in 300 346 2424 and follow it with the # sign. This
will be a toll free call. You are welcome to leave or join the call at
anytime between 7:30 and 9 pm.
For more information please contact Dale Kirkham at
To receive an email reminder of the call, send a request to Mary Fund at
Support for this networking opportunity comes from a
partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
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Field Day to Include Tree Planting, Riparian Area Management
FLORENCE, Kan. – Kansas landowners often have challenging decisions for
managing woodlands, riparian areas and wildlife habitat on their property.
The Kansas Forest Service, in conjunction with the Cottonwood River WRAPS
(Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy), will host a field day on
Thursday, June 6 in Florence, Kan. to address several aspects of tree
planting and woodland management. The 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. field day will
begin at the City of Florence Tree Farm on East 4 th street just before the
Cottonwood River Bridge on the southeast side of Florence. To get to the
site from the city of Florence, take Main Street south to Fourth Street. Go
east about three blocks from Main Street just over the levee but before the
Cottonwood River Bridge.
The goal of the field day is to help landowners and professionals manage
their tree plantings, woodlands and riparian areas successfully. This field
day was re-scheduled from May due to poor weather.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., attendees will look at walnut plantings within the
City of Florence Tree Farm to learn about planting techniques, seed
planting, walnut tree pruning and herbicide use. A portable sawmill will be
used to mill logs to demonstrate lumber quality changes within logs.
From that site, the group will go to the Doyle Creek Mercantile & Corral in
Florence for a meal and presentation on determining lumber values. In
addition, information on Thousand Cankers disease of Black Walnut will be
To get additional information or register to attend, call the K-State
Research and Extension Marion County office at 620-382-2325 or email Dennis
Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rickey
Roberts at: email@example.com. The
registration deadline is June 3. A $5 registration fee will help cover
the cost of dinner, refreshments and teaching materials.
The brochure about the field day at:
http://bit.ly/10uJadl provides program highlights, a map showing the
field day location, the “in case of rain” arrangements, and a listing of the
sponsors and partners helping the Kansas Forest Service with the event.
- K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State
University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension
Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for
the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private
funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area
Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters
is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.
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Tri-County Rangeland Workshop Planned for June 7
A Tri-County Rangeland Workshop will be held Friday June 7 from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at the Woodson State Fishing and Wildlife Area, a few miles
west of Yates Center, KS. Topics include plant identification, invasive
plant control, range conservation practices, patch burning and plant
diversity, and rangeland monitoring techniques. Come early for a light
breakfast and stay for lunch.
Meet at the boat ramp at southeast side of
the lake. Contact
John Johnson for directions and more information at 620-637-2748. The event
is co-sponsored by Tallgrass Legacy Alliance, Ks. Native Plant Society, Ks.
Wildlife and Parks, and NRCS. Kansas Rural Center's Dale Kirkham is one of
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