KSU AGRONOMY eUpdate – The first Prescribed Burning Workshop of 2020 was held on February 6 in Kingman, KS. A total of 34 people, including presenters, attended. K-State, in cooperation with other agencies, are conducting some additional Prescribed Burning Workshops during February and into early March.
Each workshop normally lasts about 5 hours. There may be a charge for materials and lunch. Please contact the person listed in the table below to ask about charges and to get registered.
|February 18||Newton||Newton Courthouse||10 a.m.||Ryan Flaming 316-284-6930
|February 26||Hamilton||Hamilton Community Building||10 a.m.||Lindsay Shorter
|March 4||Phillipsburg||4-H Building||10 a.m.||James Sweat
785-282-6041 Ext 112
|March 5||Fredonia||Wilson County Old Iron Club||11:30 a.m||Pam Walker
These workshops bring together presenters from state and federal agencies, including the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, Kansas Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, county conservation districts, local fire departments and emergency management staff, and Kansas State University.
The smoke dispersal model should be active starting March 1, 2020 (see https://www.ksfire.org/).
Figure 1. The start of a prescribed burn near Pomona Lake in Kansas. Photo by Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension.
Walt Fick, Rangeland Management Specialist