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Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo programs
Alicia Boor
Alicia Boor

The Great Bend Farm, Ranch Expo & Hemp is coming out to the Expo grounds April 7-9. The three-day event will have programs, vendors, and a chance to meet up and see what’s new in farming and ranching. Together, with K-State Research and Extension, we will be giving informative programs, and listen to the various specialists discuss what is new in their fields of study. We will also have a virtual option available for those that are interested in attending virtually. You can contact the office for further details!

On Wednesday, April 7 at 1 p.m., join KSRE along with the Great Bend Coop at the Wheat Plot tour. The plot is located north of the Expo grounds at Barton County Road and 50 Ave. Romulo Lollato, K-State Research and Extension’s Wheat and Forage Specialist will be present to discuss the 2021 Wheat plot for Barton County that is on location. He will discuss his current issues and future items to be on the lookout for this year in wheat. He will also be available to answer any questions that producers have.

April 8 at 1 p.m. will be Hemp research update by Jason Griffin, Professor and Director, John C. Pair Horticultural Center, Kansas State University, Dept. Horticulture and Natural Resources. Jason leads the Hemp research that Kansas State University conducted in 2020 that he will report on as well as give an update on what they will be researching in 2021. He will also be available for questions after his presentation.

On Friday, April 9 at 1 p.m., Anthony Zukoff will be in Expo 3 discussing Alfalfa weevil insecticide resistance and some notes on cryptic alfalfa pests. Anthony leads the extension entomology program at the Southwest Research and Extension Center in Garden City. He focuses on all things insect-related with an emphasis on current and emerging pest issues facing crop production in Western Kansas.

Whatever your interests are when it comes to farming, there is a subject and specialist that can help you with information. Our specialists are happy to come out and share the latest information and research to help you be able to succeed at your farm. Join us during the lunch hour at the Great Bend Farm, Ranch & Hemp Expo April 7-9 for all of K-State Research and Extension’s programming.

Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent with K-State Research and Extension – Cottonwood District. Contact her by email at or call 620-793-1910.