Prescribed Burning Workshops scheduled for 2017

KSU EXTENSION AGRONOMY eUpdate – The first joint agency prescribed burning workshop for 2017 was held January 11 in Marysville. Seven more workshops are planned at this time with the possibility of more upon request.

The agencies involved include K-State Research and Extension, USDA-NRCS, USDA-FSA, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, and the National Weather Service. Each workshop lasts about 4 hours. Topics include, reasons for burning, regulations, weather considerations, liability, burn contractors, equipment and crew, hazards, fuels, firebreaks, fire types and behavior, ignition techniques, and burn plans. Attendees have the opportunity to talk through specific burn scenarios with the presenters.

Contact Walt Fick at 785-532-7223 or whfick@ksu.edu if you would like to host a prescribed burning workshop.

Workshop Date (2017) Location Host Agency Phone email
Haskell Jan. 19 Haskell Campus Megan Fisher Haskell 785-840-4616 mfisher@haskell.edu

 

Greenwood Jan. 25 Eureka Ryan Schaub K-State 620-583-7455 reschaub@ksu.edu

 

Kingman Feb. 3 Kingman Jake Renner K-State 620-532-5131 jwrenner@ksu.edu

 

Jeffrey Energy Center Feb. 16 Jeffrey Energy Center J.R. Glenn Westar 785-575-6518 jr.glenn@westarenergy.com

 

Edwards Feb. 21 Kinsley Jess Crockford KPFC 620-664-4882 jbcrock@sbcglobal.net

 

Frontier District Feb. 22 Ottawa Rod Schaub K-State 785-828-4438 rschaub@ksu.edu

 

Southwind District March 1 Uniontown Chris Petty K-State 620-223-3720 cgp@ksu.edu

 

 

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