Range & Forages

Rangeland and forages make up about 40% of the land in Kansas. These resources support a substantial livestock industry consisting primarily of beef cattle, but also including dairy, sheep, goats, and horses. In addition to grazing, rangeland and forages are important for wildlife habitat, water quality, recreation, and open space. The range and forage extension program emphasizes brush and weed control, prescribed burning, management of invasive species, range and pasture management, grassland water quality, forage production and utilization, alternative forages, and utilization of crop residues.

Multispecies Grazing

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Contact Information

Walter Fick
State Rangeland Management Specialist
785-532-7223
whfick@ksu.edu

Doug Shoup
SE Area Extension Agronomist
620-431-1530
dshoup@ksu.edu

John Holman
Cropping Systems Agronomist
(620) 276-8286
jholman@ksu.edu

Carol Blocksome
Research Assistant Professor
Horticulture, Forestry and Recreational Resources
785-532-0416
blocksom@ksu.edu