Programs We Offer
We provide a variety of information, classes, workshops and demonstrations for agriculture producers large and small with the goal of increasing production, profitability, and environmental protection. Many of our agriculture programs are held during the late fall and winter. Generally field tours are held in the spring and summer.
How May We Help You?
Having issues with a crop field? Bring us a sample plant to look at, or have us come take a look! Need a soil sample? We will gladly send your soil sample to the lab, write recommendations, and discuss your results with you when we get them back! Not sure what to feed your livestock? Give us a call! We can work with you and your goals to develop a ration that will meet the nutritional needs of your livestock.
Fire Management Practices
March and April depicts the time of year that Prescribed Burns happen. With everything being so dry this year, it would be a great idea to check out the situation before actually doing it. There is a website you can go to that will help you make your decision. It is: Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management.
There is a new publication out called "Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide". This publication was prepared by the International Association of Fire Chiefs' RSG! Program and the USDA Forest Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Fire Administration. This guide was customized by the Kansas Forest Service, the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Kansas State University Cooperative planning. To learn more about the Ready, Set, Go! Program and its partners, visit www.wildlandfireRSG.org. The Extension office has a few of these guides and you are welcome to come by and pick one up. We also have a few copies of the revised publication of the Fire Management Practices.
This is also the time of year that we start getting in new or revised publications. The following are the ones we have received to date: (these are on-line, just click on the title, or go to Kansas State University Bookstore and see what we have available).
Impact of Agriculture, Food, and Food Processing Sectors on the Sedgwick County Economy
|Impact Type ||Employment||Value Added||Output|
|Total Effect ||8,793.40||690,322,310.5||2,313,401,431.5|
1,344 farms accounting for 486,723 acres
$148.5 million in crop and livestock sales in 2012
Data according to the USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW OF SEDGWICK COUNTY