Trees and their contribution to our environment are the focus of Kansas State University’s Research and Extension Forestry and Conservation Field Day, Thursday, Oct. 3, in Parsons. | Download this photo.
K-State to host Forestry and Conservation Field Day in SE Kansas
Oct. 3 field day and open house will showcase K-State Research and Extension resources
Sept. 6, 2019
PARSONS, Kan. — Trees and their role in streambank stabilization and conservation in general will come into focus at the Kansas State University’s Research and Extension Forestry and Conservation Field Day, Thursday, Oct. 3, in Parsons.
The event, from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., will kick off a program to turn the 8-acre K-State Southeast Research and Extension Center at 25092 Ness Rd., into a living demonstration facility where habitats common to southeast Kansas will be viewable by the public. The first phase is to implement a forest habitat, demonstrating soil stabilization and habitat for wildlife. Planting of the forest will begin as part of the Oct. 3 event.
As part of the day, the public is invited to tour the facilities and participate in hands-on activities and workshops on conservation, forestry, and wildlife.
Also, that day, the Southeast Research and Extension Center main building will have an open house showcasing SEREC research and extension activities, including family and consumer sciences, beef research, 4-H and youth development, nutrition education and obesity prevention, the Stay Strong – Stay Healthy program, crop production, and soil and water management.
On-site demonstrations will include: wildlife demonstrations, conservation demonstrations, stream tables, and a hands-on planting demonstration as well as information about trees and forests in Kansas and the role of trees in the Kansas ecosystem.
The K-State Southeast Research and Extension Center serves 26 counties in southeast Kansas.