Prescribed burning workshops are designed to help producers safely burn native and Conservation Reserve Program grassland to improve the grass quality, control weeds and invasive plants and manage for best wildlife habitat.
Workshops started in western Kansas last fall and are coming to locations in central and eastern Kansas in the coming weeks.
"Safe burning requires proper planning, education, and training," said Carol Blocksome, Grassland Water Quality Extension Staff at Kansas State University. "I would encourage any producer who is thinking of burning grassland in central and eastern Kansas to attend one of these workshops."
There is a registration charge to attend the workshops, which covers the cost of handouts and a notebook. Lunch will be served. RSVP deadline is a week prior to the workshop date. For more information, please contact your local conservation district or KSU Extension office.
Upcoming dates for workshops are:
Nov. 9, Ellsworth; Nov. 10, Lincoln; Nov. 12, Clay Center; Nov. 16, Greensburg; Nov. 17, McPherson; Nov. 18, Kingman; Nov. 19 Parsons; Nov. 24, Abilene; Nov. 30, Hiawatha; Dec. 1, Lyons; Dec. 3, Smith Center; Dec. 7, Iola.
For more information about developing a prescribed burn plan for native grass or acres enrolled in the CRP, contact your local USDA Service Center.