Ag classes being offered Thursday

Kansas State Research and Extension is offering an in-depth "Crop Management School" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Grandstand Meeting Room on the Finney County Fairgrounds.

K-State specialists will address these important topics: "Controlling Herbicide Resistant Weeds," "Fungicide Decisions for Wheat," "Irrigation Management," "Cropping Systems and Soil and Water Concerns" and "Alfalfa, Triticale, Teff Production and Management."

The school also will feature a session titled "Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV) for Agriculture 101." Weather permitting, a demonstration flight of the AgEagle Robotic Aircraft developed in Kansas will be held at the Andy Larson Jr. farm.

Everyone with an interest in crop management is encouraged to attend. Pre-register by calling the Finney County Extension Office at 272-3670 to ensure a meal.

Crase files for District 1 seat

Former Garden City Mayor David Crase has filed to run for the Finney County Commission District 1 seat this fall, according to the Finney County Clerk's office.

Current District 1 commissioner, Roman Halbur, is not seeking re-election to a fifth, four-year term on the commission. Garden City business owner Lon Pishny also has filed to run for the county commission in District 1. The deadline for candidates to file for office is noon on June 2.

CDL class available at community college

Job seekers and others who want to earn their Kansas Commercial Driver's Licenses can prepare for the required examination through a short-term, non-credit course offered by the Garden City Community College Continuing Education Department.

The CDL Basic Novice Program is a two-week, 132-hour course, including 28 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Cost is $3,400, plus a $175 refundable fee if the course is completed.

Monthly program offerings include March 3 to 14, April 7 to 17 and May 5 to 16. The classes are small with just a three-student maximum.

GCCC, in partnership with Excel Driver Services, offers this course to prepare students for commercial driving. Training meets or exceeds Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) standards nationally recognized by many carriers.

In addition to the training course, GCCC offers a free informational meeting and permit study class. This class will take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon March 1, April 5 and May 3. Please contact the GCCC Continuing Education Department at 275-3259 to reserve a seat in one of the permit study sessions.

Registration and information are available at the John Collins Vocational Building, by calling 275-3259 or at Registration is necessary at least one week before classes start and each will take place only with sufficient enrollment. Information is also available at