KGLC – It is time to start thinking about attending this year and then 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 7-9 at Ringneck Ranch near Tipton, KS, for directions Google “Ringneck Ranch Pheasant Hunting”. The East or Tallgrass School is scheduled for August 21-23 at Camp Wood YMCA near Elmdale, KS.
The theme for both schools this year is “Managing Challenges, Opportunities or Disasters for Successful Ranching”. There will be rancher and expert panels that will talk about how to plan for droughts, disasters like wildfires and how to care for your greatest ranching asset, your native grasslands.
Besides learning plant identification, how to figure stocking rates, how to monitor vegetation response, write a drought mitigation plan (and use it) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-452-0780 but please register before July 23rd.
Do make this the year you attend the Kansas Range School near you! And bring your neighbors along!