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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

February 21, 2017

Kansas Forest Service Hosts Producer Workshop

Submitted by Jennifer Williams

Horton Workshop Flyer

Join the Kansas Forest Service and Delaware River WRAPS on Monday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Eagle Casino Bingo Hall in Horton, KS for a Producer Workshop: Working Plants, Using Conservation Plantings for Multiple Benefits.

Find out how conservation plantings can benefit you!
Conservation plantings (e.g. riparian forest buffers, grass filter strips, native grasses & forbs, agroforestry, cover crops, wetland plants) can provide multiple economic and environmental benefits including reduced soil erosion, enhanced water infiltration, nutrient cycling, grazing opportunities, water quality improvement, wildlife habitat, streambank protection and more.

Workshop Topics:
- Riparian Forest Buffers, Agroforestry and Other Forestry Practices (Gregory Ormsby Mori, Missouri Agroforestry Center; Jarran Tindle & Ryan Rastok, Kansas Forest Service)
- Native Grasses/Forbs, Wildlife Plantings, Wetlands (Tyler Warner, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism; Holly Shutt, Pheasants Forever)
- Future Cropping Systems (Fred Iutzi, President, The Land Institute, lunch speaker)
- Cover Crops (Shane New, Producer, Jackson County)
- Perry Lake Water Quality/Sedimentation (Marvin Boyer, US Army Corps of Engineers)
- NRCS Programs (Matt Sprick, Natural Resources Conservation Service)
- Project Profiles:
- John Buchanan, Producer, Jefferson County
- Bill Vonderschmidt, Producer, Brown County
- Jim Reitz, Kickapoo Environmental Office
- Afternoon field trip to view installed practices (grass filter strip, riparian forest buffer and streambank stabilization & revegetation project)

RESERVATIONS: There is no charge for the workshop and lunch will be provided if reservations are received by noon on February 27. Call 785-284-3422 or email: watershed@delawarewraps.com to make your reservation or if you need additional information. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event.