The climate in Kansas continues to change – the uncertain weather, uncertain markets and diminishing wildlife species and their habitat needs are among the tough challenges facing ranchers today. This situation calls for action – rethinking management options and strategies, said Tim Christian, state coordinator for the Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition.
"Adapting Your Management to a Changing Climate is the theme for the Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition (KGLC) summer range schools," said Christian.
Tallgrass Range School coming up
The Mid/Shortgrass Range School was August 5 to 7 in Scott County, and the Tallgrass Range School is set for this week, August 19 to 21 at Camp Wood YMCA in Elmdale.
The goal of the schools is to help inform decision-makers and provide them with sound grazing principles that they can take home and employ on their operations. Instructors include ranchers, agency, university and organizational staffs who provide hands-on instruction in the field as well as classroom presentation.
The 2014 registration fees are $300 per person, which covers course materials, on-site lodging and meals, and other related costs. For registration and more information on the schools, visit the KGLC website and click the 2014 Range Schools link found in the navigation bar.
Better rangeland management
KGLC organized in 1991 as a non-profit educational organization. Its vision is to regenerate Kansas grazing lands through the management, economics, ecology, production, and technical assistance programs provided by voluntary methods to reach landowners, ranchers, and others making decisions on grazing lands.
For more information on the 2014 KGLC Range Schools, contact Tim Christian, state coordinator, at 620-241-3636, email to [email protected], or Ken Sherraden assistant coordinator, 785-922-7061, email to [email protected] Additional information is also available at the KGLC website.