September 2, 2021
Join us for a free soil health workshop hosted by the Kansas Soil Health Alliance and No-till on the Plains featuring several area producers, soil demonstrations, and a rainfall simulator. The day will also include representatives from the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Conservation and Kansas Department of Transportation speaking on the HOME Pilot program and seeking input on the KDOT Freight Plan. A light breakfast and lunch are included for all who attend.
HOME Pilot Description:
The Kansas Departments of Agriculture and Transportation are launching a Heartland Opportunities Markets and Environment pilot project. This pilot will provide the infrastructure improvements necessary for farms located near U.S. 83 and U.S. 81 highways in northwest and north central Kansas to gain access to high-speed internet. In exchange, producers will be asked to implement soil health principles on at least one of their fields. Participation in the pilot is entirely voluntarily and producers will have the opportunity to learn more about it to see if it meets their needs.
KDOT Freight Plan:
KDOT will seek input from producers about how transportation (rail, highways and airports) could be improved to drive down the costs of transporting agriculture goods and make trips more efficient. This feedback will shape KDOT’s Freight Plan, which will help prioritize future transportation investments.
Hoxie Community Center
820 Main Street
Hoxie, Kansas 67740 United States