2016 Kansas Range Schools Announced

The 2016 KS Range Schools are going to be held in August! It is time to start thinking about attending this year to learn more about range land management in a friendly, educational and informative setting with other ranchers, land managers, range management students and natural resource professionals. You can register at KGLC.org for the schools which cost $350 per student which covers room, board and tuition for the 2 ½ day schools. Scholarships of $175 are available for most ranchers and eligible college students while scholarships of $125 are available for most natural resource agency personnel.

The West or Mid & Short Grass School is scheduled for August 2-4 at Camp Lakeside at Scott County State Lake and at The Nature Conservancy’s Smoky Valley Ranch. The East or Tallgrass School is scheduled for August 16-18 at Camp Wood YMCA near Elmdale, KS.

The theme for both schools this year is “Be Prepared, using adaptive management to be ready”. Besides learning the plant identification, how to figure stocking rates, how to monitor vegetation response and the rest of basics needed to manage your rangelands, there will be ranchers and natural resource professionals talking with you about how to plan ahead for whatever nature or market forces bring to your ranching enterprise and how to respond to keep your rangeland health high and your livestock productive.

To learn more, email barth.crouch@gmail.com or call 785-452-0780.

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