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Extension Agronomy

Prescribed Burning Workshops scheduled for 2017

Six Prescribed Burning Workshops are scheduled for the remainder of the winter in Kansas, with the possibility of more upon request. 

The agencies involved include K-State Research and Extension, USDA-NRCS, USDA-FSA, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, and the National Weather Service. Each workshop lasts about 4 hours. Topics include, reasons for burning, regulations, weather considerations, liability, burn contractors, equipment and crew, hazards, fuels, firebreaks, fire types and behavior, ignition techniques, and burn plans. Attendees have the opportunity to talk through specific burn scenarios with the presenters. 

Contact Walt Fick at 785-532-7223 or whfick@ksu.edu if you would like to host a prescribed burning workshop.

Workshop

Date (2017)

Location

Host

Agency

Phone

email

Greenwood

Jan. 25

Eureka

Ryan Schaub

K-State

620-583-7455

reschaub@ksu.edu

 

Kingman

Feb. 3

Kingman

Jake Renner

K-State

620-532-5131

jwrenner@ksu.edu

 

Jeffrey Energy Center

Feb. 16

Jeffrey Energy Center

J.R. Glenn

Westar

785-575-6518

jr.glenn@westarenergy.com

 

Edwards

Feb. 21

Kinsley

Jess Crockford

KPFC

620-664-4882

jbcrock@sbcglobal.net

 

Frontier District

Feb. 22

Ottawa

Rod Schaub

K-State

785-828-4438

rschaub@ksu.edu

 

Southwind District

March 1

Uniontown

Chris Petty

K-State

620-223-3720

cgp@ksu.edu

 

 

 

Figure 1. Dusty Schwandt, USDA-NRCS, presenting information on equipment and crew considerations at the Marysville Prescribed Burning Workshop. Photo by Walt Fick, K-State Research and Extension.

 

Walt Fick, Range Management Specialist
whfick@ksu.edu