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 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


Greenwood Jan. 25 Eureka Ryan Schaub K-State 620-583-7455


Kingman Feb. 3 Kingman Jake Renner K-State 620-532-5131


Jeffrey Energy Center Feb. 16 Jeffrey Energy Center J.R. Glenn Westar 785-575-6518


Edwards Feb. 21 Kinsley Jess Crockford KPFC 620-664-4882


Frontier District Feb. 22 Ottawa Rod Schaub K-State 785-828-4438


Southwind District March 1 Uniontown Chris Petty K-State 620-223-3720



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