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February programs

POSTED February 7, 2018 1:55 p.m.

There are two programs that will be held in Great Bend for the Cottonwood District that I would like to highlight this week. Registration deadlines are coming up fast, so call 620-793-1910 or email me at if you would like to attend either program or both.

Weed Control Update for Field Crops
Farmers, come and join us for a “Weed Control Update Meeting” featuring K-State Research & Extension Weed Control specialists Dallas Peterson and Curtis Thompson.
Topics that will be covered include: Required Dicamba applicator training for growing Dicamba resistant soybeans; Weed control updates for field crops; troublesome weeds, include Palmer Amaranth, Marestail; and more! As always, there will be time for your questions and answers. In addition, Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units have been applied for.
The “Weed Control Update” is on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the American Ag Credit Building, 5634 10th Street, Great Bend. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. with the program kicking off at 3 p.m. and concluding at 6 p.m. with a light supper.
RSVP requested for a meal count by Monday, Feb. 13. Call the Cottonwood Extension Office in Great Bend at 620-793-1910.

Extension Estate Planning Workshops
Most of us work our entire lives providing for our families — food, shelter, values, tradition, and if we are lucky, possibly a family business or farm. While we hope we will be able to pass that heritage on, those very things we treasure — that family business or that land that has been in the family for generations — may not be guaranteed for the next generation unless we do things now to preserve it.
Planning for the future is vital and families must take steps to ensure precious assets for the next generation. Learning about the estate planning process and taking steps now can help you keep those hard-earned assets with the families who worked so hard to attain and develop them.
K-State Research and Extension will offer “Preserving the Family with Estate Planning,” to aid families in beginning the process of transitioning from one generation to another. These workshops will be held in two locations: Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Phillips County Fair Building in Phillipsburg, from 5:30-9 p.m.; and on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Great Bend Recreation Center – Burnside Room in Great Bend, from 5:30-9 p.m.
A meal and materials are included in the $20 registration fee, and family members can attend for an additional $15 each if registered together at the same time. The registration deadline is Feb. 15. Meals and materials cannot be guaranteed for late or walk-in registrations.
To see a complete brochure and to register online, go to: and view Events.
If you would like more information or a brochure sent to you, please contact the Phillips-Rooks Extension District – Phillipsburg office at 785-543-6845 or the Cottonwood Extension District offices in Hays – 785-628-9430 or Great Bend – 620-793-1910.

Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County K-State Research and Extension. Contact her by email at or call 620-793-1910.


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