Soil Pit Field Day set for March 24

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A farmer-led Soil Pit Field Day is set for March 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm near Westmoreland, Kansas. Participants will visit three soil pits on three differently managed field to answer the question, “What is really going on down there?”. Featured speakers include Dr. DeAnn Presley, K-State soil management specialist, and Will Boyer, K-State watershed specialist.

In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date is April 7. Please dress for the weather as you will be outside for the day. Bring your own chair if needed in the field.

The soil pit locations/farmers are:

First location: Wyatt Peverley
12200 Repp Road, Westmoreland

Second location: Steve Frank (see below for address)

Third location: Kenny Duncan
Park at 12195 Honeysuckle Road, Westmoreland, for the second and third location

The soil pit portion of the event will take place from 10:00 am to noon. Beginning at noon, a lunch will be provided at 12520 Honeysuckle Road. There will be an open discussion about soil health, cover crops, and more until the event concludes at 2:00 pm.

For an accurate meal count, please RSVP to Megan Rush at 913-204-0179 or


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