By Ryan Flaming, County Extension Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Kansas State Sorghum School
A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in mid-February 2015 to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers. The schools will be sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. The one-day schools will cover issues facing sorghum producers: weed control strategies, crop production practices, soil fertility and nutrient management, insect control, irrigation, and risk management.
The dates and locations are:
• Feb. 10: Garden City, Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave
Local Research and Extension office contacts: Andrea Burns, Ford County, [email protected] 620-227-4542 Barbara Addison, Finney County, [email protected] 620-272-3670
• Feb. 11: Oakley, Buffalo Bill Center, 3083 U.S. 83
Local Research and Extension office contact: Julie Niehage, Golden Prairie District, Oakley, [email protected] 785-671-3245
• Feb. 12: Hutchinson, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N Plum St
Local Research and Extension office contact: Darren Busick, Reno County, [email protected] 620-662-2371
• Feb. 13: Ottawa, Neosho County Community College, 900 E Logan St
Local Research and Extension office contact: Darren Hibdon, Frontier District, [email protected] 785-229-3520
Registration for each school is at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and adjourns at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by Feb. 4.
Online registration is available at K-State Sorghum Schools (http://bit.ly/KSUSorghum) or by emailing or calling the nearest local K-State Research and Extension office for the location participants plan to attend.