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K-State Research and Extension to host field day at Columbus, Kansas

Event offers mix of crop production topics and streambank stabilization, plus lunch. 

field dayCOLUMBUS, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension invites everyone to the Kansas State University Southeast Research and Extension Center Field Day and sponsored lunch at Columbus, Kansas on Sept. 20.

The field day, at the Cherokee County 4-H Building, 114 W. Country Rd. in Columbus, starts with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be provided by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Several crop-related topics are on the agenda.

  • Genomics and Genetic Improvement In Soybeans - Bill Schapaugh, K-State soybean breeding specialist
  • Adventures in Resistant Weed Control - Doug Shoup, K-State southeast area agronomy specialist
  • Soybean Production in Southeast Kansas - Gretchen Sassenrath, K-State crop production specialist
  • Results from a Mixed-Species Cover Crop Experiment - Cathryn Davis, K-State
  • Kansas Forestry Stream Stabilization Program - Ashley Stiffarm, Kansas Forest Service

A complimentary lunch will be provided. Following the meal, attendees are welcome to tour K-State’s Columbus Research Station highlighting soybean variety plots. The research facility is at 2718 N.W. 20th St. in Columbus.

The field day, offered free to the public, is sponsored by Ag Choice of Weir, American Bank, Bartlett Coop, Farmers Coop of Baxter Springs and Columbus, Faulkner Grain, McCune Coop, Commercial Bank, Royal - Grow, and Labette Bank. Booths will be available to visit with the sponsors.

Contact the Cherokee County Extension Office at 620-429-3849 for any questions.


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 in Manhattan.


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For more information:
Dale Helwig - 620-429-3849 or dhelwig@ksu.edu