TOPEKA, Kan. — Farmers and ranchers in southwest and southcentral Kansas who are eager to learn more about improving water management through technology, soil moisture monitoring, crop selection and other tools are invited to attend the Winter Water Technology Expo on Tuesday, January 8 in Dodge City. The Expo will be at the Boot Hill Conference Center at 4100 W Comanche Street in Dodge City from 4 to 8 p.m., and will feature a wide variety of companies and organizations focused on water technology issues and opportunities.

Attendees will be eligible for many great door prizes, including soil moisture probes, 2019 crop season consultations, field mapping, modeling and soil sampling as well as and the grand prize of five circles of corn with growers’ option for silage or grain corn seed from Sterling Seed. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and Boot Hill Distillery beverages will be provided throughout the evening. The Winter Water Technology Expo is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to RSVP at https://wwtexpo.wixsite.com/2019  to assist in having adequate refreshments.

The Winter Water Technology Expo is brought to you by local volunteers with a strong interest in the area’s water resources, with help from the Kansas Water Office, K-State Research and Extension, Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources and several generous sponsors. There will also be information shared about the data from the 2018 Water Technology Farms’ growing season. For more information, go to https://www.kwo.ks.gov/projects/water-technology-farms or email: Alexandra.Geisler@kwo.ks.gov.

Sponsors of the Winter Water Technology Expo include: Sterling Seed, Hy-Plains Feedyard, American Irrigation, Hoegemeyer, Servi-Tech, Great Plains Precision Ag, Eco-Drip, Wind River Grain LLC, Hydro Resources, Seaman Crop Consulting, Garden City Co-op Inc., Prairie Seeds, Hi-Plains Farm Equipment, Indigo, Keller Leopold Insurance, Pride Ag Resources, PhytoGen, Farmers Edge, Dragon-Line, Teeter Irrigation, Inc., Boot Hill Distillery, Phytech, Crop Metrics, Mycogen Seeds, Helena Chemical, Modern Ag Inc., Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Boot Hill Casino & Resort, Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Katie Patterson-Ingels
785-296-3185
Katie.Ingels@kwo.ks.gov