K-State Sorghum Schools scheduled for February

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Kansas State Research and Extension in conjunction with the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, and supported by the Sorghum Checkoff, Chromatin, Inc., KFRM 550 AM radio station, and Bayer CropScience (Huskie), will hold in-depth Sorghum Schools at four locations throughout Kansas.

Meeting dates span Feb. 11-14 and address a number of issues facing by sorghum growers: risk management, irrigation management, crop production practices, nutrient and soil fertility, weed, insect, and disease management. Each sorghum school will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., the program will start at 9:00 a.m., there will be a lunch at 12:00 noon, and the program will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

As a new feature for these Schools, concurrent sessions will be held on the use of new technologies (Web-tools & Apps) for farming. Commercial Applicator Recertification and CCA credits have been applied for.

K-State Sorghum School Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 11 – Scott City – William Carpenter 4 H Building
Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Beloit – NC Kansas Technical College Auditorium
Thursday, Feb. 13 – Wichita – Sedgwick County Extension Center
Friday, Feb. 14 – Manhattan – International Grain Programs Building

Producers have two options to register for these Schools (before Feb. 3):

1. Online at http://bit.ly/KSUSorghum

2. Contacting the following Extension Agents (related to each location):

Scott City: John Beckman jbeckman@ksu.edu ; 620-872-2930

Beloit: Sandra Wick swick@ksu.edu ; 785-282-6823

Wichita: Zach Simon zsimon@ksu.edu ; 316-660-0100

Manhattan: Greg McClure gmcclure@ksu.edu ; 785-537-6350


Kansas Sorghum School Presenters (depending on location):

Curtis Thompson, Weed Management Specialist
Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production/Cropping Systems Specialist
Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist
Doug Jardine, Extension Plant Pathologist
Bill Golden, Natural Resource Economist, Dept. of Agricultural Economics
Doo-Hong Min, Southwest Area Crops and Soil Specialist
Jonathan Aguilar, Extension Water Engineer, SW Res.-Ext. Ctr., Garden City
Sarah Zuckoff, Extension Entomologist, SW Res.-Ext. Ctr., Garden City
Jeff Whitworth, Extension Entomologist
JP Michaud, Entomologist, K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays
Brian McCormack, Entomologist

Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist