Northwest Research-Extension Center Centennial Celebration, September 4

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K-State’s Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby will be celebrating its Centennial Celebration at its Fall Field Day on Thursday, September 4. The theme is “Looking Back, Moving Forward 1914-2014.”

The Centennial Celebration and Field Day will begin with registration at 2 p.m. at the NWREC, 105 Experiment Farm Road. Field tours will be held from 2:30 until 5 p.m.

Field tour presentations include:

  • Water Use and Productivity of Dryland Corn and Grain Sorghum – Rob Aiken, NWREC Crops Research Scientist
  • Water Use of Corn: Historical and Current Perspectives – Freddie Lamm, NWREC Irrigation Engineer
  • Crop Weed Management, Then and Now – Phil Stahlman, K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays Weed Scientist
  • Ogallala Aquifer Declines at the NWREC and Monitoring the Declines Going Forward – Danny Rogers, K-State Irrigation Engineer
  • Grain Market and Crop Profitability Prospects for 2014-2015 – Dan O’Brien, Northwest Area Extension Agricultural Economist

After the field tours, a meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for the meal, but preregistration is required. The meal and evening program will be at the Cooper Barn, Prairie Museum of Art and History, 1905 S. Franklin in Colby.

The evening program will be held from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Presentations include:

  • The First Century: The Legacy of the Northwest Research-Extension Center – Bob Gillen, Head, Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers
  • A Century of Climate Variability in Northwest Kansas – John Harrington, Professor, K-State Department of Geography
  • Grand Challenges for the Next Century – John Floros, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of K-State Research and Extension

To register or for more information, call 785-462-6281 or visit




Figure 1. Map to K-State’s Northwest Research and Extension Center in Colby.