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Sprayer Calibration program planned for Rush Center
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Barton County and Walnut Creek Extension will be hosting a Sprayer Calibration Program at Township Hall in Rush Center on Feb. 25th. The program will start with a lunch at 12:30 p.m., and should last until 3:30 p.m. The presenter will be Dr. John Slocombe, Agriculture and Forage Machinery Safety specialist from K-State Research and Extension. Topics to be covered will be: Nozzle Type Discussion and Demonstration; Calibration of Sprayer; Droplet size, and Application methods.
There will be CCA and CEU credits available for attending this program.
There is no cost to attend this meeting, but pre-register at 1-877-798-3921 or 620-793-1910 by Feb. 21 for a head count for lunch. A special thank you to our sponsors for helping us with the cost of bringing this program to you, Straub International of Great Bend, Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc., and BTI.
Agricultural Profitability Conference Slated for Pratt
The annual K-State Ag Profitability Conferences are in progress across the state this winter. Pratt County is scheduled to host one of these for the south central area on Feb. 25th. The conference is being hosted by the Kansas State Department of Ag Economics in conjunction with the Extension Offices of Barber, Pratt and Stafford counties.
The conference will be held at the Pratt Area 4-H Center located on the Pratt County Fairgrounds on Feb. 25th. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and donuts. Presentations will start at 10 a.m. with the conference concluding at 2 p.m.
Topics included in the Agricultural Profitability Conference will be:
• “Beef Cattle Economic Situation and Outlook” presented by Glynn Tonsor, K-State Research and Extension Ag Economist at Manhattan.
• “Crop Production Economics for South Central Kansas” presented by Kevin Dhuyvetter,  K-State Extension Agricultural Economist.
• “Agriculture’s Macro-Economic Outlook” presented by Brian Briggeman, Associate Professor of Ag Economics at K-State and Director of the    Arthur Capper Cooperative Center.
• ”Farm Succession Planning”  presented by Gregg Hadley, Assistant Director of Extension Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community       Development at K-State .
The charge for the conference is $15, if pre-registered by Feb. 18th. Registrations after that date and at the door will be $25.
You can register by calling your local Extension Office. You can also contact Mark Ploger at the Pratt County Extension Office by calling 620-672-6121 or by e-mail at       
Producers unable to attend the Pratt conference may want to attend another conference location. Information about conference topics at particular locations is available by checking on the Web at or your local K-State Research and Extension Office.