The KACD Grasslands Committee is committed to addressing issues affecting the health, preservation, and management of
Kansas grasslands by educating others and promoting the use of best management practices.

By recognizing leaders in the grasslands management arena, this vital natural resource has continued to remain a focal point of
conservation work and stewardship.  Resolutions that improve or enhance the best management practices of Kansasís
grasslands are frequently reviewed in committee and successfully adopted, while educational opportunities are developed and
put into practice.

The committee encourages conservation districts to present local grazing lands awards to those who provide leadership
within their county regarding grassland management. With the cooperation of Sharp Brothers Seed Company, up to two
signs are provided annually for each district to present at their annual meeting.

2017 Sign order form for County Grasslands Award
The Kansas Grasslands Merit Award is a state-wide award from the KACD Grasslands Committee offered annually in an
effort to recognize an individual, organization or business that provides exceptional service and support to the conservation,
management and/or education of the grasslands of Kansas.  Many worthy recipients of this coveted award have been honored
over the years and remain as standards of excellence in grasslands management.

Criteria for KACD Grasslands Merit Award  -  Nominations Due Date: October 20, 2017
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2016 - No Grasslands Merit Award Winner

2015 Grasslands Merit Award Winners - The Allen Family

2014 Grasslands Merit Award Winner - Eva Yearout

2013 Grasslands Merit Award Winners - Doug & Laura Fortmeyer

2012 Grasslands Merit Award Winners - Jeff & Blake Dewerff

2011 Grasslands Merit Award Winners - Corky & Jeri Albright

2010 Grasslands Merit Award Winner - Gary L. Kilgore
Merit Award Winners
David Kraft, NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist
Amber Johnson,  NRCS District Conservationist
and Kansas Range Youth Camp Chair (presenter)
Bill Sproule, Rancher, spoke of his positive experiences in
attending range schools.
Grasslands Committee Chairman
Daryl Donohue
Wilson County
2016 KACD Grasslands Committee Meeting Minutes

2015 KACD Grasslands Committee Meeting Minutes

2014 KACD Grasslands Committee Meeting Minutes

2013 KACD Grasslands Committee Meeting Minutes

2012 KACD Grasslands Committee Meeting Minutes

2011 KACD Grasslands Committee Meeting Minutes

2010 KACD Grasslands Committee Meeting Minutes
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