Extension hosts meeting on landowner issues; prescribed burn workshop scheduled

The Frontier Extension District has announced two ag related meetings next week at Ottawa; one will provide information on land and leasing and the other will be workshop on prescribed burns.

The land and leasing program, scheduled for 7 p.m. March 4, 2019, at Celebration Hall, 220 W. 17th, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, in Ottawa, will feature Mykel Taylor, KSU agricultural economist, as the evening’s featured speaker. Taylor will discuss current land values and trends she is seeing. She will also discuss rental rates and where they might be headed in 2019.

Other topics will include lease agreements, and the importance of landlord/tenant relationships and communication.

Prescribed burn workshop

The prescribed burn workshop will be 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6, also at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Ottawa.

As native grass acres continue to decrease, prescribed burning activities and the use of fire remains an important maintenance tool. Prescribed burn users need to properly identify their objectives and know how to conduct a burn.

Commonly identified prescribed burn objectives range from improved animal performance, grazing distribution problems, invasive woody species, fuel loading or extensive loads, to wildlife habitat management. Those planning to conduct a prescribed burn are encouraged to attend this workshop. Registration fee is $10 per person to cover materials.

Preregistration is required by calling the Franklin County Conservation District at 785-241-7201. Lunch will be served. The workshop is hosted by Franklin County Conservation District, KSU Research & Extension, USDA, Frontier Extension District, and Franklin County Emergency Management.

For more information about these meetings, contact Rod Schaub, Frontier Extension District agent, at 785-828-4438.

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