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Range School - Elmdale KS

Date: 08/20/19-08/22/19
Time: 9:30am
Location: Camp Wood YMCA Elmdale, KS

Range School will be held on August 20-22, 2019 at Camp Wood YMCA in Elmdale, KS. Please circulate the announcement to your lists and anyone you think should be attending!


Tuesday, August 20

9:30 Registration – at the Dining Hall

10:00 Welcome – KGLC Staff

10:15 Introductions by all

10:45 Managing Outside of Normal:  Jeff Hutton, NWS Dodge City

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Plant Physiology – Walt Fick

2:00 What a rancher or producer needs to know and know about… – David Kraft

3:00 Break

3:15   Ecological Sites – What is the connection between soils, plants, management, and weather – Chris Tecklenburg, NRCS

5:15 Plant ID – Instructors

5:45 Supper

6:30 Plant ID – Instructors

7:30 Managing Outside of Normal: Rancher/Manager Panel –Mike and Nathan Marker


Wednesday, August 21

7:00 Plant Identification – Instructors

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Travel to Geiger Ranch

9:10 Welcome to Geiger Ranch- Alan and Ben Geiger

9:30 Ranch Tour – Management Goals and Impacts

11:30 Lunch


12:45 Measuring and Monitoring - Instructors

2:45 Stocking RatesPutting the numbers together – Doug Spencer, NRCS

Travel back to Camp Wood

4:00 Adapting My Management – Management practices for sustaining rangeland – Walt Fick

5:30 Steak Supper

6:30 Rancher Presentation- Shane Tiffany & K C Olson

 8:00 Adjourn


Thursday, August 22

7:00 Plant Identification (final chance to show and tell)

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Plant Identification Challenge

10:00 Managing Outside of Normal: Dr Lydia Zeglin, KSU, Soil Microbiomes and Grazing

11:00 Forming Prescribed Burn Associations-Jess Crockford

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Questions & Wrap-up- Range School staff


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