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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Upcoming trainings

Extension agents and specialists are invited to attend a one-day workshop to learn more about using online mapping software for extension activities.

The workshop will take place on May 21, and will provide participants with an overview of the GIS resources at K-State.The day will feature both instructional presentations by KSRE extension specialists and hands-on learning opportunities.At the end of the training, participants will be able to use ArcGIS Pro software for their own needs, develop and print their mapping projects, and access and share ArcGIS Online cloud documents.


Space is limited to 15 participants, and pre-registration is mandatory. Those interested can register online.

The program flyer (with agenda) is available here. If you would like more details, contact us.

A man in a striped shirt stands in the foreground, speaking with a group of adult students sitting at a table with black-colored computer monitors.Training Format

These training sessions can be offered as in-person or in an online format. Experts provide information, followed by panel discussion, participant Q&A, or other interactive items. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and follow up with both presenters and panelists. After the completion of the training, digital online documents are made available on this site, includingpresentation slides, extension publications and other materials relevant to each topic.

These series are offered as Professional Development Event by Natural Resources PFT and the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE). 

Speakers and Panelists

These trainings were possible because of the expert knowledge and wide-ranging experience of our speakers and panelists. Presenters include KCARE watershed specialists, experts from Kansas state agencies, Kansas State University faculty members, extension specialists, county extension agents, and producers. 

Theme 1: Water quality impacts of livestock operations and grazing management
Day 1: Confined Feeding Sites: Helping producers with site selection and planning
Day 2: Non-confined Feeding Sites: Assisting producers with site selection and planning
Day 3: Increase Your Water IQ and Extending the Grazing Season
Day 4: Livestock Watering Systems
Day 5: Electric Fencing Systems
Theme 2: Water quality and aquatic plant management in ponds 
Day 1: Aquatic plant management in ponds
Day 2: Water contaminants affecting cattle health
Day 3Blue-green algae and its dangers to livestock and pets
Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
Handouts and Materials
Theme 3: Water resource mangement and irrigation in Kansas
Day 1: Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Kansas
Day 2: Understanding Irrigation Systems and New Technologies
Day 3: Climate and Weather Resources to Support Water Decisions
Day 4: Innovative Water Management Techniques
Day 5: Irrigating Lawns and Urban Water Conservation