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Grain Sorghum Plot Field Days announced
Stacy Campbell
Stacy Campbell

The Cottonwood Extension District and participating seed companies will host Grain Sorghum Plot Field Days in both Barton and Ellis Counties on Thursday, Sept. 9. These field days not only give farmers a chance to see and hear about the hybrids from company representatives, but for farmer to farmer sharing of experiences and ideas. 

The Barton County field day will start at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at noon with a complimentary meal courtesy of sponsors. It is located at the intersection of NW 30 Rd. and NW 70 Ave. On K-96 just east of Heizer, turn onto the blacktop NW 60 Ave. and go 1 mile south and turn west onto NW 30 Road and go 1 mile.

The Ellis County field day is that evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Directions from Hays go south on U.S. 183 at the South County Line road turn east and go 1.5 miles.   

Seed Company representatives will be on-hand to discuss their sorghum hybrids and answer questions. Extension Agronomy specialists Lucas Haag will be on-hand to discuss K-State Research & Extension’s new nitrogen recommendations for corn, sorghum and answer questions and Sarah Lancaster, Extension Weed Specialist will discuss weed control options and tactics. As always in this informal setting there will be time for questions, feedback and discussion. 

All interested people are invited to attend. RSVP is appreciated by Tuesday, Sept. 7 by emailing either Brenda or call the Great Bend Office at 620-793-1910, and Theresa or call the Hays Office at 785-628-9430.

Stacy Campbell is an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Cottonwood Extension District. Email him at or call the Hays office, 785-628-9430.