WICHITA, Kan. (AP) This year’s convention of the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts will focus on adapting to a changing climate.
Speeches and breakout sessions at the gathering Sunday through Tuesday in Wichita will look at ways in which farmers, ranchers and conservationists can manage the risk of drought.
Southwestern Kansas was ranked by the U.S. Drought Monitor this year as being in an “exceptional” drought, its highest ranking. The Association of Conservation Districts notes that two-thirds of the state’s 105 counties currently face a significant drought.
Speakers at the convention will include Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman and Tonya Haigh of the National Drought Mitigation Center.
The association is made up of supervisors and employees of the state’s county conservation districts.