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Natural Resources Training for Extension Agents in KS, MO, NE and IA

September 20 - September 22


K-State Olathe Horticultural Center

Prescribed burning, woody plant control, wildlife habitat, urban wildland areas, pond management and water quality information will be briefly presented and then demonstrated in the field, including the opportunity to participate in a prescribed burn.

Engage with state specialists and agency professionals to find out more about the Master Naturalist program, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) funding opportunities for Ag producer projects, USDA cost-share programs that support natural resource practices and the wildlife habitat contest for students. In the evenings, enjoy a nature scavenger hunt and site amenities, including a disc golf course, gentle hiking, fishing (catch and release) and a golf driving range and chipping green.

Stretch your legs and your mind this fall! Join us for this chance to learn and engage with other extension agents, faculty and agency staff in a beautiful setting to enhance your natural resource programming.

Cost for attending this event is $50 and includes materials, activities, snacks and 4 meals. Lodging is not included but numerous lodging options are available nearby in DeSoto, Gardner and Olathe. A room block (Natural Resources Extension) will be available at the Super 8 Hotel in Desoto.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) offers professional development travel scholarships for assistance with registration, mileage and lodging to attend the workshop.

Apply for a scholarship at:

Kansas SARE   Missouri SARE   Nebraska SARE   Iowa SARE

Register by September 6. Registration will be limited to 30 participants so that everyone has an opportunity to truly experience the hands-on portions of the event.

There is no virtual option for attending this event. Be prepared for outdoor activities.