Sorghum, pesticides focus of area meetings

The Marion County Exten?sion Office is promoting two educational meetings for area producers this month.

Sorghum production will be the focus Wednesday, Feb. 15, as K-State Research and Extension hosts an in-depth sorghum school at the Burns Community Center.

This one-day school will cover a number of issues facing sorghum growers: profit potential; weed control strategies; and planting, fertility, insect and disease management.

The school, sponsored by the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 9:45 a.m. Lunch is included. The program will wrap up by mid-afternoon.

A private pesticide school is planned for Feb. 27 at the Hills?boro Civic Center. The program will begin at 10 a.m. with a review of the manual and the record-keeping requirements.

After lunch, participants will have the opportunity to take the exam and receive their license. This school will be good for a new license or renewal.

The cost for the lunch and materials will be $10. It will cost $25 to take the exam.

To RSVP for either of these events, contact the Marion County Extension Office at 620-382-2325 or email

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