Winter Forage Conference to be Held December 15 in Great Bend

MANHATTAN, Kan.— The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and Kansas State University are teaming up to host their Annual Winter Forage Conference: Drought Survival, Recovery, and Success, on Thursday, December 15th, in Great Bend, Kansas. The meeting will be held at the Burnside Room, 1214 Stone Street, and will run from 9:00 3:00 p.m., with a meal included.

This year’s conference features a great mix of university and industry presentations, with sessions covering range weed control, cattle markets, drones, soil fertility, alfalfa management, and tips for building a resilient business. Featured industry partners include Forage Genetics and Star Seed.

Tentative Agenda Flyer

  • Weed Control – Keith Harmony
  • Cattle Market Update – Glynn Tonsor
  • Drones, Not Tomorrow’s Fantasy – Trent Page
  • Soil Fertility – Lucas Haag
  • Alfalfa Management Decisions – Jerry Gano
  • “Plan B” Ranch: Building a Resilient Business – Kevin Wiltse

The event is free for current KSFGC members and $45 for non-members (which includes your KSFGC membership and lunch). To renew your membership or join KSFGC prior to the meeting, go to, or you can join at the door.

For more information, to RSVP for the meal count, or inquire about a vendor table, contact the Cottonwood Extension District Barton County Extension Office at 620-793-1910.

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