Ag agencies offer prescribed burn workshop at Ottawa

030216-range-fire-KDHEBurning of native grasses in our area goes back hundreds of years and is responsible for the development of the grassy Great Plains. A meeting to discuss the reasons to burn, how to plan and conduct a prescribed burn, and how to be safe while burning will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22, 2017, at Celebration Hall, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Ottawa. Reservations are required by Feb. 17. The first 30 people to register will be admitted free of charge, others will be charged $10 for reference materials.

To register, call Keri Harris, Franklin County Conservation District manager, at 785-241-7201, or Rod Schaub, Frontier District Extension agent, at 785-828-4438. A chili lunch will be available; donations to cover meal costs will be accepted. The workshop is hosted by Frontier Extension District and Franklin County Conservation District.

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