Harvey County

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Online Dicamba Training

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced that they will be accepting the label required Dicamba specific training online in the State of Kansas starting April 1 for the dicamba products approved for use on Xtend crops.

KDA has stipulated that the online training must have accountability built in to ensure that an individual must participate in the training module.  On-line training is offered by some of the surrounding states, as well as from Monsanto, BASF, and Dow DuPont.

Below are links to the company websites for additional information about application requirements and dicamba training:

Monsanto:   http://www.roundupreadyxtend.com/

BASF:  https://www.engeniastewardship.com/#/training

Dow DuPont (Corteva):  http://www.dupont.com/products-and-services/crop-protection/soybean-protection/articles/fexapan-application.html

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at my office. My office number is 316-284-6930 or email is flaming@ksu.edu.

Grant Writing Workshop

Harvey County, Kansas:  This column is not about trees, shrubs or vegetables, but it could be!  If you would like to start a project but need funding this may be a great way to learn how to find funds.  Strengthening communities: Grant writing workshop planned.

Do you know how that community garden was started or how the playground equipment at the park down the street was purchased? Or the new sign leading visitors to a local landmark? How about initial money for a festival? In any community, chances are that someone, or a group of individuals, wrote a grant proposal and received funding to help with the project.

Individuals and community groups can learn more about writing successful grant proposals at a workshop planned in Newton on April 17, 2018. The workshop is presented by Nancy Daniels, a community vitality specialist with K-State Research and Extension and the author of many grant proposals. The training will be at the Harvey County Courthouse Community Room from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and includes lunch. The cost to attend is $30.00.  You must register to attend this workshop. Continue reading “Grant Writing Workshop”

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.