K-State Sorghum Production Schools scheduled for mid-February

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A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in mid-February 2015 to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers. The schools will be sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and supported by the Sorghum Checkoff, Sorghum Partners, KFRM 550 AM radio station, and Bayer CropScience (Huskie).

The one-day schools will cover issues facing sorghum producers: weed control strategies, crop practices, soil fertility and nutrient management, insect control, irrigation, and risk management.

The dates and locations are:

  • Feb. 10: Garden City, Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave.
    Contact information:
    Andrea Burns, Ford County Extension, aburns@ksu.edu 620-227-4542
    Barbara Addison, Finney County Extension, baddison@ksu.edu 620-272-3670
  • Feb. 11: Oakley, Buffalo Bill Center, 3083 U.S. 83
    Contact information:
    Julie Niehage, Golden Prairie Extension District, Oakley, julienie@ksu.edu 785-671-3245
  • Feb. 12: Hutchinson, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N Plum St
    Contact information:
    Darren Busick, Reno County Extension, darrenbusick@ksu.edu 620-662-2371
  • Feb. 13: Ottawa, Neosho County Community College, 900 E Logan St
    Contact information:
    Darren Hibdon, Frontier Extension District, dhibdon@ksu.edu 785-229-3520

Registration for each school is at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and adjourns at 3:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by Feb. 4. Online registration is available at K-State Sorghum Schools (http://bit.ly/KSUSorghum) or by emailing or calling the nearest local K-State Research and Extension office for the location participants plan to attend.

Presentations from the 2014 K-State Sorghum Schools can be seen at: http://bit.ly/KSUSorghumSchool

 For more information, contact: Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist, ciampitti@ksu.edu 785-532-6940.