Coffee, Cookies and Conversation series planned for crop and livestock producers in 2019

The Shawnee County Extension Office and the Shawnee County Conservation District with assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a series of five educational trainings on the following dates. The locations and topics are listed below.

These presentations will have a special emphasis for local crop and livestock producers at each of the programs.

Each program is a free event open to interested land owners, crop and livestock producers. Thanks to our sponsors: Landmark National Bank, Shawnee County Farm Bureau, Kansas Insurance, Frontier Farm Credit and Premier Farm and Home.  

If you have questions or would like to RSVP, call Shawnee County Extension at 785-232-0062 or email Leroy Russell at [email protected]

• Open Communication between Land Owners and Tenants

Jan. 17, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rossville Township Community Center, 420 Main, Rossville 

Speakers will include Sara Fredrickson, Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist, and a panel of local farmers/ranchers and landowners.                                                                                           

• Weather Extremes—Dealing with Drought, Hot, Cold, Floods, Ice and Snow

Feb. 12, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shawnee County Extension office, 1740 SW Western, Topeka

Speaker will be Mary Knapp, Kansas climatologist.


• Blue-Green Algae/Pond problems

Feb. 21, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rural Water District #3, 4926 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka

Speaker will be Ted Harris, assistant research professor at the Kansas Biological Survey.

• Old World Bluestem and the Top Ten Weed Problems                                     
March 8, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Shawnee County Farm Bureau, 3801 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka
Speakers include John Welborn, Shawnee County Weed Department, and Michael Bassett, Shawnee County Conservation District Chairman.

• Small Acreage/Small Business Maintenance
March 14, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Shawnee County Extension Office, 1740 SW Western St, Topeka

Speakers include Leroy Russell, Shawnee County Extension Agriculture Agent; Ariel Whitely, Shawnee County Extension Horticulture Agent; Sara Fredrickson, Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist; and Sue Ann Funk, Douglas County Conservation District Education Outreach Coordinator.

Please RSVP by the day before the event to ensure that we have plenty of supplies.