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Registration Still Open for KGLC Tallgrass Range School

With less than a month until our TallgrassRangeSchoolstarts we still have our scholarship process and registration open,” said Tim Christian, Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition (KGLC) state coordinator.  “We are extending the scholarship cut-off to August 13 to encourage interested people to apply for underwriting to cover up to half the fee for the school.”

            The annual school runs from August 20-22 at Camp Wood YMCA near Elmdale in ChaseCounty, he said. Fees are $300 per person and covers materials, on-site lodging and meals, and other related costs.  Scholarships are available to eligible participants including ranchers, students, and agency staffs.  Ranchers, landowners, and students may qualify for a $150 scholarship if they meet eligibility and request one using KGLC’s scholarship form.  Agency staffs may qualify for $100 in scholarships.  The form and more information on the schools are available at www.kglc.orgunder 2013 Range Schools found in the navigation bar.

            Rangeland ecology and management topics with plenty of hands-on, in-the-field training highlight the course. Wednesday features a day on the Miller Ranch southwest of CottonwoodFalls with the owner and operators discussing their challenges, successes, and opportunities to continue to improve the grazing lands and be profitable.

            The school would not be as affordable without funding partners including the NRCS; Fort Hays State University; Kansas State University; Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism; Kansas Farm Bureau; The Nature Conservancy; Kansas Section of the Society for Range Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program, Graze the Prairie, and the William F. Bradley Jr. Trust.

            Get more information on the RangeSchool by contacting Christian, at 620-241-3636, 620-242-6440, email to [email protected], or Ken Sherraden, assistant coordinator, 785-922-7061, email to [email protected]  Also, visit the web at www.kglc.org.