Harvey County

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KSU Cattleman’s day

On Friday, March 2, 2018, the Department of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University will proudly continue its tradition of the Cattlemen’s Day program. This program is designed to provide producers, allied industry and individuals with information about new developments in the beef industry.

The entire day’s program will be held at Weber Hall. Weber Hall is located at 1424 Claflin Road which is in the northeast corner of the K-State campus on Claflin Road on the K-State Campus in Manhattan.

Cattlemen’s Day 2018 will begin with the morning program, including featured speakers from Kansas State University followed by the “Focus Sessions” in the afternoon. The program will be held in various rooms throughout Weber Hall. The outstanding Cattlemen’s Day program will be coming soon to our web site at: www.asi.ksu.edu/cattlemensday.

The day will conclude with the Legacy Bull Sale and a social after the sale at the Stanley Stout Livestock Marketing and Learning Center. All commercial exhibits will be housed in Weber Arena.  We heard very positive comments last year and are looking forward to an even bigger and better Cattlemen’s Day 2018.

Home and Garden Speaker Schedule

The Harvey County Master Gardener volunteers have been working feverishly to prepare for the Harvey County Home and Garden Show!  The speaker schedule is set!  Plan to come and learn on March 10 and 11!

Harvey County Home and Garden Show Speaker Schedule 2018

Saturday, March 10

9:00 am  Fruit Tree Care
Ward Upham, Kansas State University
Director, Rapid Response Center

10:00 am Small Fruit for the Backyard
Ward Upham, Kansas State University
Director, Rapid Response Center

11:00 am Arachnophobia: All about Spiders
Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University
Professor & Extension Specialist/State Leader

12:00 Lunch –  Mi Mama’s Recipe’s!

1:00 pm Native Insect Host Plants and
Katie Schmidt, Dyck Arboretum
How Gardeners Can Save The World!
Grounds Manager/Horticulturist

2:00 pm Bug Off: How to Effectively Deal with
Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University
Insect & Mite Pests in Vegetable Gardens
Professor & Extension Specialist/State Leader

3:00 pm Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Dr. Charles Barden, Kansas State University                                             
Horticulture and Natural Resources                                                              Professor & Extension Specialist                                                                                   

4:00 pm Growing Blueberries in Kansas
Dr. Charles Barden, Kansas State University                                           
Horticulture and Natural  Resources                                                              Professor Extension Specialist              

Sunday, March 11
(Doors open at 12:00 Noon)

1:00 pm Where Buffalo Roam
Larry Crouse, Horticulture Agent

K-State Research and Extension, Butler Co.

2:00 pm Little Herbs on the Prairie
Kay Neff
, Neff Family Farms

3:00 pm Low Maintenance Landscaping
Scott Davies
, Brady Nursery

4:00 pm Native Plants for Shade
Katie Schmidt, Dyck Arboretum                                                                 
Grounds Manager/Horticulturist

Admission is only one dollar.  We have door prizes, kids events each day, outstanding vendors and awesome food available from Mi Mama’s! We still have room for more vendors. Contact Scott Eckert at 316-284-6930.

Upcoming Meetings: Cover Crop & Dicamba Training

*There will be Cover Crop Update on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, in the Harvey County Courthouse Community Rooms, located in the basement of the Courthouse, 800 N Main, Newton. Entrance is the front doors of the building, facing west or Main street.

Jaymelynn Farney, Kansas State University Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist will be presenting the program. It will include “How to Safely rotate livestock on Cover Crops” and “What types of cover crops to plant for rotation”. There is no fee for this update.

Registration is due by February 16. Call the Extension office at 316-284-6930


*A very important meeting on Dicamba Training and Weed Management will be held on Monday, March 5, 9:00 AM to Noon, at the Harvey County Courthouse Community Rooms, Basement of the Courthouse. This meeting will be presented by Dallas Petersen, Kansas State University Agronomy Professor.

Anyone planning to buy one of the new Dicamba formulations in 2018 must have either a private applicator or category-specific applicator training. It is the responsibility of the applicators to obtain this training BEFORE the application of these herbicides. The training will cover the label changes in detail and provide information on what you as an applicator need to do to meet these requirements.

This is an approved training. There is no fee for this update.

Please PRE-REGISTER by March 1 by calling the Extension office at 316-284-6930.

If you have any questions regarding either meeting you may call me at the office at 316-284-6930 or email is flaming@ksu.edu.

I look forward to seeing you at these meetings.

Dining with Diabetes


Imagine a gathering with 10 of your friends and family members. Now imagine that at least one of you has a disease that can lead to blindness… or amputation… or a stroke. The prospect is not at all far-fetched.

About one in 10 Kansans has been diagnosed with diabetes, a chronic disease characterized by elevated blood sugar (blood glucose). High levels of blood glucose are a result of inadequate production of insulin or a resistance to the effects of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas.

K-State Research and Extension – Harvey County is offering “Dining with Diabetes”, a national extension program designed to boost the health and wellness of Kansans with Type 2 diabetes and help educate their family members, caregivers and others who support them.

When:  Every Tuesday in March starting the 6th

Where: Newton Rec Center

Time:   4:30-6:30 pm

What you need to bring:  $30 on the first session. That will be used to provide a meal and handouts for every class.

If you have any questions, contact the office at 316-284-6930.

Soil Health Workshop

A Riley County Soil Health Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 8, at Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park in Manhattan, Kansas. The workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. The workshop is hosted by K-State Research and Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The workshop will discuss and highlight recent cover crop research and how cover crops relate to soil health.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Using cover crops as a tool for weed control, Anita Dille – Weed Ecology
  • Cover crops and the nitrogen cycle in the rotation, Peter Tomlinson – Environmental Quality
  • Sorghum response to cover crops in no-till systems, Kraig Roozeboom, Crop Production
  • Protecting surface water with healthy soils, cover crops, and fertilizer management, Nathan Nelson, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
  • Building better soils with cover crops, DeAnn Presley – Soil Management
  • Cover crops in a soybean production system, Doug Shoup – Southeast Area Crops and Soils
  • Covers for use by cattle, Jaymelynn Farney – Southeast Area Beef Systems

Registration for the workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to register by Monday, March 5. Contact the Riley County Conservation District to reserve your spot by calling 785-537-8764 or at Aubrey.evans@ks.nacdnet.net

The event is limited to 200 people, so don’t wait too long to register!

K-State Sorghum Production Schools

A series of three K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in early February 2018 to provide in-depth training targeted for sorghum producers and key stakeholders. The schools will be held at three locations around the state. The one-day schools will cover many issues facing sorghum growers: weed control strategies; production practices; nutrient fertility; and insect and disease management.

The dates and locations of the K-State Sorghum Production Schools are:

  • February 6 – Dodge City – Boot Hill Casino Conference Ctr., 4100 W Comanche St Andrea Burns, Ford County, aburns@ksu.edu, 620-227-4542
  • February 7 – Hutchinson – Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N Plum St Darren Busick, Reno County, darrenbusick@ksu.edu, 620-662-2371
  • February 8 – Washington – FNB Washington 101 C Street, Box 215 Tyler Husa, River Valley District, thusa@ksu.edu, 785-243-8185

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by January 31. You can also pre-register by emailing or calling the nearest local K-State Research and Extension office for the location you plan to attend.

Online registration is available at: http://bit.ly/KSSORGHUMSchools


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