K-State Research and Extension News
December 11, 2012
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Mark Calendars for Feb. 15 Ag Stewardship Conference in Overbrook, Kansas


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Farm operators and landowners face a myriad of decisions, set against the backdrop of drought, an uncertain farm bill picture and other challenges. Those topics and others are on the agenda at the “Ag Stewardship Conference – People Helping People” planned for Friday, Feb. 15 in Overbrook, Kan.

The one-day conference, to be held at Grace Community Church, 310 E. 8th Street (Highway 56) in Overbrook, is open to all farmers, ranchers and landowners. It is coordinated by K-State Research and Extension, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and Conservation Districts in Douglas, Franklin, Osage and Shawnee counties.

Topics to be addressed include Kansas leasing, fencing and eminent domain laws, estate and tax planning, and marketing, as well as drought-related decisions and the most recent update on the 2012 Farm Bill. Speakers include K-State Research and Extension specialists; an attorney who specializes in estate and tax planning for farm families; and a representative of Kansas Farm Bureau.

The conference is sponsored by the coordinating organizations, as well as Frontier Farm Credit and AM580-WIBW Radio.

The conference is free to all attendees, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 8 by contacting the Conservation District in Lyndon at 785-828-3458.

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K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
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Conservation District office – Lyndon, Kan. – 785-828-3458