Kansas feedyard water filtration and reclamation effort with demonstration

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Groundwater is the lifeline of western Kansas, and water reclamation could be a promising solution to increase the number of times each gallon of water can be used after it’s removed from the Ogallala aquifer, offering hope for a sustainable future. The Irsik & Doll Feedyard in Garden City is hosting a water filtration and reclamation demonstration event on Tuesday, July 9, supported by the Kansas Water Institute and the Kansas Livestock Association.

The demonstration will use the Mobile Education Water Lab and will involve processing feedyard lagoon water through multiple types and sizes of filters. Users will experience firsthand how each filter works and see the results of this water reclamation process.

Media members attending the demonstration will be able to ask questions and learn more about work taking place between Kansas feedlots and dairy producers and Aimpoint Research to develop methods for the Kansas beef and dairy industries to conserve water supplies in the region and safeguard food security for the U.S. and the world.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Media are invited to attend a demonstration and interviews opportunities at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. Irsik & Doll Feedyard is at 8220 E. Highway 50 in Garden City.

ARRANGEMENTS: Media members attending should RSVP with their chosen session time to [email protected] by 2 p.m. Monday, July 8.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: The following individuals are available for interview:
   • Brandon Depenbush, Irsik & Doll Feedyard
• Kristen Dickey, Aimpoint Research
• Susan Metzger, Kansas State University’s Kansas Water Institute
• Jonathan Aguilar, Kansas State University
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Clayton Huseman, Kansas Livestock Association
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Weston McCary, Kansas Water Office

QUESTIONS: Please contact staff with K-State News and Communications Services at 785-532-2535 or [email protected] with questions.

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