A water development project at LS Cattle near Lecompton will be a focal point for discussion on the program at the KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day tomorrow (8/29) near Lecompton. Owners Bryce and Gina Schumann, along with their children Wyatt, Dylan, Jessye and Kassidy, pursued the project to improve stockwater availability and establish additional water sites on the commercial cow-calf ranch. Former Douglas County Conservation District Manager Jim Weaver, who assisted with the LS project, and K-State Extension Watershed Specialist Will Boyer will address livestock watering issues.
     K-State Cow-Calf Specialist Bob Weaber will be on hand to talk about effectively using DNA technology in a commercial cow-calf operation. Building long-lasting fences will be addressed by Noel Montgomery, a fencing contractor from Holton, while KLA Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs Aaron Popelka will explain Kansas fence law.
     The LS Cattle field day starts at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at noon with a beef lunch. Bayer HealthCare - Animal Health Division and the Farm Credit Associations of Kansas are sponsors of the field day. For directions to the ranch or more program details, click here.


NCBA is aggressively working to nullify the Waters of the U.S. Rule. KLA Communications Program Manager Scarlett Hagins says this was a main topic of discussion during the August 20 KLA/K-State Ranch Management Field Day.