Water Technology Field Days are designed for producers to see how the newest research and technology is being applied in real-life settings in different areas of the state and help producers make every drop of water count. To demonstrate the latest in crop irrigation technology, farmers in numerous counties are teaming with the Kansas Water Office to present Water Technology Field Days in several locations throughout August and September. The upcoming field day dates and locations include:
Aug. 8 – Tribune (west on 13 mile Rd., north of Tribune) – Homeland Farm – 5 p.m., MT
Aug. 9 – Hesston (177 W. Hickory St.) – Jacob, Weber and R&E Goering Farms – 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 20 – Scott City – Circle C and Long Farms – 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 23 – Larned – WaterPACK & ILS Farm – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 4 – Goodland – NW KS Tech College Farms – 9:30 a.m. MT (multiple events)
Sept. 5 – Garden City – The GCC-Roth Family, T&O and Harshberger Farms – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 5 – Liberal – Hatcher Land & Cattle Farm – 5 p.m.
Sept. 10 – Troy – Loess Hills Water Quality Farm – 9 a.m.
Five more farm projects were implemented in 2019 with a total of 15 Water Technology Farms, on more than 40 fields throughout the state but concentrated overlying the High Plains Aquifer.
The KWO provides financial assistance to K-State Research and Extension’s efforts to give technical support for some of the technology farms.