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2017 Wildfire Guides

WILDFIRE THREATS IN KANSAS. . .
(Click on image for a PDF copy of the Action Guides)

With the threat of wildfires in Kansas continuing into the spring K-State Research and Extension; The Kansas Forest Service; the Kansas Fire Marshall;  and Ready, Set, Go have just released “Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide”.  This 16-page, full-color, brochure is an excellent planning guide to help families create a defensible space around their home; develop landscaping and remodel projects that reduce risk of loss by fire; and write a Ready, Set, Go Action Plan that will help you get ready, be prepared and act early in the case of a wildfire.

In addition, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has released the revised Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management guide outlining Fire Management Practices to reduce the impact of smoke, before, during and after a burn.

Both of these can be picked up at your River Valley Extension office or get the Ready, Set, Go guide at: http://www.kansasforests.org/fire_management/fire_docs/ReadySetGoGuide.pdf

 Contact John Forshee, District Extension Director with questions on wildfire safety or Katelyn Brockus, District Extension Livestock Agent with questions on controlled rangeland burning.

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Making a difference in your life

In north central Kansas, we cover Clay, Cloud, Republic and Washington Counties. The Republican River runs through the heart of the district affecting the nature of many of our agricultural practices. The Little Blue River runs through the eastern part of the District, and the Solomon River just clips the southwest corner.

Our programs include: 4-H & Youth Development, Crops, Livestock, Adult Development & Aging, Foods, Nutrition & Health, Home & Family, Community Development and Lawn & Garden area.

Click the link below to hear the  RIVER VALLEY SCOOP Radio Agent Program on KNCK Radio  ("Click on the River Valley Scoop to listen)

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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