The 2016 Manhattan Chamber State Legislative Coffees will all be on Saturdays from 7:30 am until 9:00 am at the Sunset Zoo Education Building. They are free and open to the general public and Chamber members….no registration required. The Dates are February 6th, March 5th and April 30th.
Wheat Diseases and Fungicides will be the featured topic at the February 11th Coffee Shop Agronomy meeting, scheduled for 10:30 am to noon at Nelson’s Landing. K-State research and Extension Plant Pathologist Eric DeWolf will be the featured speaker. On the same day, same location (but in a different room), and same time, Gregg Eyestone will host a Coffee Shop meeting, discussing Common Garden Pests. Eyestone is the Riley County Extension Horticulture Agent. Reservations are requested by noon the day before each meeting. Contact Greg McClure at the Riley County Extension Office 785-537-6350 for more information.
Women Involved in Agriculture is a series of six educational meetings designed to help women become better farm business managers. In addition to learning about financial management, participates will gain a better understanding of interpersonal relationships and family dynamics. You will grow in confidence, improve your business skills and learn effective communications techniques. These meetings will be held on Thursdays, February 11th – March 17th at the Riley County Public Works Facility. Contact your local county extension office for more information.
The public is invited to a book talk and signing by Ian Michael Spurgeon, author of Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, The Civil War’s First African American Combat Unit, on Thursday, February 11th, at 7:00 pm at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library in Junction City. Refreshments will be served.
A Women In Agriculture Excel Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 17th from 12:30 – 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided at 12:30. This will be an Introduction to Excel spreadsheets and Formulas. Spreadsheets are available at www.AgManager.info. This meeting will be held at Farm Credit on E Hwy 24. The cost is $10.00.
Skills USA will hold its 5th Annual Pancake Feast Fundraiser on Saturday, February 20th from 7 – 11 am at the Manhattan Tech College. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door; $20 for family of 5. Kids under 5 eat free. Proceeds will support Manhattan Tech Students at the annual Skills USA Trade Skills Competition.
A Women In Agriculture Cooking with New and Different Cuts of Meat will be held on Monday, February 29th at Weber Hall, Room 146, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. No lunch will be provided. This session will discuss the Cuts of Meats, Preparation Methods and Sampling of Products (eat lightly before arriving). Meet at Weber Hall, Room 146 or, meet at Pottorf Hall at 12:30 pm for shuttle service.
The Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt will commemorate National Consumer Protection Week by providing consumers in Manhattan the opportunity to fight identity theft by destroying personal documents. Free document destruction services will be available at Cico Park, located at Candlewood Drive and Kimball Avenue on Wednesday, March 9th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. For more information on this event and others around the state, visit www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call 1-800-432-2310.