2016 Kansas Range Schools Announced

It is time to stop thinking about attending this year and register to attend. Learn more about rangeland management in a friendly 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”. There will be rancher panels that will talk about how they prepare and adapt depending upon what the challenges are that they meet during the year, both good and bad.

Besides learning plant identification, how to figure stocking rates, how to monitor vegetation response and the rest of basics needed to manage your rangeland, 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.

Learn more at our website, KGLC.org or email barth.crouch@gmail.com or call 785-452-0780 but please register before July 22nd.

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