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

March 7, 2017

Soil Health and Vegetable Crops Training for Agents

Submitted by Megan Kennelly

Do you answer questions about soil and/or vegetables? If you answered "yes" then this training might be for you.

The overall goal of this project is to provide a comprehensive training program for agents about soil health with specific applications to vegetable cropping. The project team includes Megan Kennelly (Plant Pathology), Cary Rivard (Horticulture), DeAnn Presley (Agronomy), and Raymond Cloyd (Entomology).

This free hands-on workshop will be offered in three locations in 2017.

May 25, Hays Agriculture Research Center
May 31, John C. Pair Center, Haysville (near Wichita)
Sept 27 (tentative), Fort Scott

Lunch will be provided, and some take-home references will be provided.

To minimize "classroom time" (and maximize active hands-on learning and field visits) participants will be asked to view eight webinars (ranging in time from 5 - 30 minutes each) prior to the workshop. The webinars are available on our project website, listed below. During the fall/winter after each series of workshops we will offer some additional online activities to push into more detail for those who are interested.

For more details, you can find this event in the Professional Development (PEARS) system, and we plan to post it soon in the KSRE Master Calendar. The project website is www.soilhealthbootcamp.com, and you can register online there.

You can also contact Megan Kennelly, kennelly@ksu.edu; or Kim Oxley, koxley@ksu.edu.