Where: Kansas State University, Agronomy North Farm
On October 9 in Manhattan, producers and agronomists will have a unique opportunity to see some of K-State’s most exciting research on grain sorghum at the 2015 Agronomy Field Day. The theme for the field day is: “Ongoing research and new technologies for sorghum production.”
Where: Hayes Farm, 5 miles west of Jetmore on Hwy 156
Join us on a tour for a hands-on look at how cover crops could benefit your livestock operation. We will also have an informal discussion about grazing cover crops, the potential opportunities, as well as challenges with grazing cover crops.
Where: Paul Dean Tree Farm, Y Road, Madison
In case of rain, the event will be held at the Madison Community Center, 110 S First
This year’s Fall Forestry Festival will be held on a Saturday. In addition to a variety of outdoor educational sessions for farmers, ranchers, landowners and natural resource professionals, several children and family activities will be offered, including smores with Smokey Bear!
This year features the Dean Family Tree Farm’s beautiful hardwood forest that surrounds Halderman Creek. The Dean family farm provides a great example of how a successful cattle operation can be run while simultaneously growing high quality black walnut and oak. Lunch and refreshments will be provided with special treats for children.
Where: Riley County, at the junction of Senn Road and Windy Hill Road southwest of Randolph
see how to build a tire tank
learn how to add a heat tube to a tire tank
what to look for in tire quality for a good tank
answer questions about solar pumping systems
discover alternative fencing options
look at some benefits of grazing cover crops
Speakers will include Steve and Nick Hargrave, Landowners; Dwayne Rice and Dusty Schwandt, NRCS Range Management Specialists; Lisa Wainwright, DOC Soil Conservation Technician; Jim Henry, NRCS Civil Engineering Technician
Where: Stafford County Service Center, 804 E First Avenue, St John
With all the talk about how great cover crops are we wondered if a cover crop would work in Stafford County. Will there be enough moisture? So we did a little experiment of our own.
The Stafford County Conservation District along with the NRCS and Kauffman Seed Inc. has put together 5 test sites starting just south of the Barton County line south to the Pratt County line. Each of the test sites were planted after wheat harvest on dry land.
The tour will begin at 9:00 at the Service Center with introductions. We will travel to sites from 9:30 to 11:15. We will end at the Service Center with presentations about the seed mixes and Peachey Insurance will answer questions regarding cover crops and your crop insurance.
Lunch of hamburgers and chips will be provided by Kanza Co-op.
Fees: Free but please RSVP so we can be sure to have enough food.
At the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR, you’ll discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance. Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!
Stop by booth 5111 and talk with the Douglas, Osage, and Shawnee County Conservation Districts about their conservation and education programs. Educational for adults and kids alike!
This two day conference promises to have something for a broad spectrum of attendees—from conventional and organic farmers, to beginning and established farmers and local food advocates and community leaders.
The first day will be dedicated to a Soil Health Forum, focusing on the nexus between cover crops, no-till and organic systems.
The second day will feature David Hunt, a nationally recognized teacher and leader in organizing for social change. Breakout sessions will focus on local food systems, community food solutions and economic opportunities, farm transitions and beginning farmer opportunities, health-agriculture connections, state and federal food policy, and more.