Calibrating Field Sprayers
Instructions on calibrating your field sprayer for brush and sericea lespedeza spraying.
Calendar of Events
Continuous- 2018 Cost Share sign-up
March 27-29 Soil Tunnel Trailer
April 26 4th Grade Water Festival
Cost Share Sign-up Is Now Open
If you own land in Greenwood County, and are interested in improving the environmental quality of your property, stop by the Greenwood County Conservation District office at 1819 E River St. located in Eureka USDA office. The district can help you determine how you can possibly qualify for state financial assistance to improve your land.
The 2017 cost share sign-up is still open. Funds are still available. Call the office. Projects are approved by the district on a ranking basis. The ranking is done with help from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and may involve an on-site visit.
Anyone owning land in Greenwood County is eligible to receive funding to help improve their land. Funding provided by the Division of Conservation, Kansas Department of Agriculture through appropriation from the Kansas Water Plan Fund. Those interested in receiving assistance are encouraged to contact the District office to apply. For additional information call 620-583-6461 or visit the USDA office located at 1819 E River St, in Eureka, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (This article written by the Eureka Herald can also be found in the Eureka Herald Newspaper and Madison News this week.)
Erosion Control & Grass Management Tour
EROSION CONTROL AND GRASS MANAGEMENT TOUR
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Mike Collinge Ranch
1834 230th Street, Hamilton
See and learn about:
RSVP REQUIRED by September15:
Call 620-583-6461, Ext.331 or email Keila.Sherman@ks.nacdnet.net
2016 Conservation Newsletter
The Conservation District Newsletter for 2016 is available!
Please take a look to learn what happened in 2015 and what will be going on this year.
If you would like to have it sent directly to your inbox to help us conserve paper, please email us. Place the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to: email@example.com
July 2016 Newsletter
2016 District Newsletter
Poster Contest Winners Chosen 2016
The area schools have completed the Conservation Poster Contest. Third grade through sixth grade classes participated. This years contest involved several visits to the classes throughout the school year 2015-2016. The theme was trees. The children learned all about them and why they are needed. Congratulations to all the winners!
The District and NRCS Brings the Earth Balloon to the Children of Greenwood County
The Earth Balloon was in Greenwood County! The District, NRCS, FSA & KDWP worked together to present the balloon to the students in the Eureka, Hamilton and Madison schools.
May 16-18th the balloon was viewed by many. Subjects discussed were soil, water and geography. The balloon is 18' tall and 20' across. The images used were taken from Google Earth to create the globe. It only took about 4 minutes to air it completely up.
Kansas Range Youth Camp
Kansas Range Youth Camp
JULY 12 - 15, 2016
If you are interested in plants, livestock, or wildlife, attend an education event like no other in Kansas!
Camp is open to any upcoming sophomore, junior or senior in high school. The camp location is Camp Mennoscah, in Murdock, KS in Kingman County. The topics will be range plant identification, plant growth, stocking rate determinations, livestock nutrition, range land wildlife management, and much more! Great summertime activities will available as well. Students can spend their free time swimming, canoeing, fishing and hiking. The cost of camp is $250. Any student interested should mail or drop off registration and health form to the Conservation District office at 1819 E River St Eureka, KS 67045 NO LATER THEN MAY 9, 2016 for a chance to be selected by the District Board for financial support in paying the camp fee.
Any questions about the camp can be directed to Amber Johnson, Kansas Range Youth Camp Chairman 620-644-8293 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by: Kansas Section Society for Range Management
Camp 2016 Registration Form
Camp 2016 Health Form
Camp 2016 Info Flyer
The tallest stalk of Big Bluestem in Greenwood County has been declared “King of the Prairie” by the Greenwood County Conservation District. Big Bluestem is a signature species of the Tallgrass Prairie. The district sponsored this contest to recognize rancher’s good management and give everyone a chance to celebrate our amazing prairie. The entries were displayed at the Greenwood Hotel during the annual Cattlemen's Day celebration. The entries were from within Greenwood County and the current growing season. Prizes included steak dinner provided by Sharp Bros. Co. Seed at Benny's Westside and bragging rights! The youth division received Sonic gift card provided by Sharp Bros. Seed Co.
The 2015 Winner of the Adult Division is:
Kevin & Carrie Allison with a stalk length of 9’2”.
The Winner of the Youth Division is one entry for:
Kaleb, Isaac & Thomas Arnold with a stalk length of 8’ 8 5/8”.
"King of the Prairie"
The tallest stalk of Big Bluestem in Greenwood County will be declared “King of the Prairie” by the Greenwood County Conservation District at the Cattleman’s’ Day Celebration on Saturday, November 7th in Eureka. Big Bluestem is a signature species of the Tallgrass Prairie. The district is sponsoring this contest to recognize rancher’s good management and give everyone a chance to celebrate our amazing prairie. The entries will be displayed at the Greenwood Hotel and the winners announced at 10a.m. Entries must be from within Greenwood County and the current growing season. Please bring your entries to the Greenwood County Conservation District, 1819 East River Street in Eureka, by noon on Thursday, November 5th. Call 620-583-6461 ext. 3 with questions. Prizes include steak dinners and bragging rights!
The Conservation District sponsors many educational events each year. Educating the public on conservation practices for land, water and wildlife in Greenwood County is very important to the District. During these events, the District has many volunteers. If you are interested in helping as a volunteer, please contact the Eureka Conservation Office. Below is a list of educational events or holidays that we participate in.