FHSU awarded grant to host soil conservation, water quality workshop

Fort Hays State University's Agriculture Department was recently awarded a grant of more than $4,000 from the Kansas Campus Compact to host a soil conservation and water quality workshop, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Students in four agricultural courses at FHSU will host "Make Every Water Drop Count," a Soil Conservation and Water Quality Workshop for producers and citizens who care about natural resources in Kansas. The free workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Memorial Union. Lunch will be provided at no charge.

Presentations will include information on World Water Monitoring Day, Understanding Water Tests, Nutrient Management Plans and Crop Residue Value. Demonstrations will include the Livestock Waste Trailer, Measuring Crop Residue and Terrace Water Holding Capacity Determination.

Students participating are from the courses Soils, Soil and Water Management, Beef Feedlot Technology and Management, and Techniques and Technology in Beef Cattle Production.

Kansas Campus Compact awarded the grant through WaterLINK, a new state-wide service-learning project involving FHSU and 16 other Kansas colleges, developed to improve water quality for surrounding communities. WaterLINK is funded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, with partial funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. WaterLINK aims to infuse service-learning into the college classroom, with the main goal of improving water quality through community/campus partnerships.

Reservations for lunch can be made by calling 623-4888 by 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14. However, walk-ins to the presentations and demonstrations are welcome.

For a schedule, visit http://www.fhsu.edu/agriculture/waterlink. For more information, call Jean Gleichsner at 628-4023.

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