1/26/2016

Pasture Burn Workshop to be held at Fort Scott National Historic Site

Fort Scott National Historic Site News Release

Contact:    Christopher Petty, cgp@ksu.edu, (620) 223-3720
                Holly Baker, holly_baker@nps.gov, (620) 223-0310

Fort Scott National Historic Site
Old Fort Boulevard
Post Office Box 918
Fort Scott KS 66701-0918
(620) 223-0310 phone
www.nps.gov/fosc



Pasture Burn Workshop to be held at Fort Scott National Historic Site

FORT SCOTT, Kansas: Fort Scott National Historic Site, in partnership with the KSU Southwind Extension District, will be holding a pasture burn workshop February 9. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of safe burning on your property. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in the Grand Hall at Fort Scott National Historic Site, located at Old Fort Boulevard, Fort Scott, Kansas. The program will begin at 1 p.m.

Pasture burning is a safe and effective tool for weed control and grass improvement when done correctly, but can be a dangerous fire hazard when done without proper planning. Join the Southwind Extension District and a panel of experts for general pasture burning strategies and information. A $10 fee will cover the cost of materials, and drinks and snacks will be provided. If this fee will prohibit your attendance, registration assistance is available from Will Wallace, Bourbon County Emergency Management Director. This program will feature pasture burning experts from Kansas State University, The Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Bourbon County Conservation District and others. Topics will include: reasons to burn, fire behavior, weather issues, burn contractors, and safety, among others.

If you intend to burn pastures this spring, you are highly encouraged to attend this program. To rsvp by February1st, please contact the Southwind Extension District Fort Scott Office at (620) 223-3720 or e-mail Christopher Petty, District Extension Agent for Livestock Production and Forage Management at cgp@ksu.edu.

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