Lesser Prairie Chicken Briefings to Be Held February 19, 25 and 26

Lesser Prairie Chicken Briefings to Be Held in Oakley, Hays, Greensburg and Dodge City

Kansas Corn Growers Association members are encouraged to attend briefings on the “Stop Fowl Play” effort in Oakley and Hays on Thursday, Feb. 19, in Greensburg on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and in Dodge City on Friday, Feb. 26. KFB Legislative Counsel Mike Irvin and KFB Foundation Director Harry A. Watts will lead briefings on the “Stop Fowl Play” campaign.


Learn how the potential “endangered” listing of the lesser prairie chicken would infringe on private property rights and hinder economic development in rural communities.

The meetings will feature information on how KFB and a coalition that includes the Kansas Corn Growers Association, Texas Farm Bureau, Colorado Farm Bureau, New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation are fighting an “endangered” listing of the lesser prairie chicken.

THURSDAY, February 19
OAKLEY–10 a.m. to Noon
Buffalo Bill Cultural Center
3083 US Hwy 83, Oakley, KS

 THURSDAY, February 19
HAYS–3 to 5 p.m.
KSU Agricultural Research Center Auditorium
1232 240th Avenue, Hays, KS

WEDNESDAY, February 25
GREENSBURG–1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Kiowa County Community Building at the Fairgrounds
702 North Bay Street, Greensburg, KS

THURSDAY, February 26
DODGE CITY–10 a.m. to Noon
The Learning Center
308 W. Frontview Road, Dodge City, KS

The lesser prairie chicken’s habitat includes 39 counties in western Kansas.

For more information about the lesser prairie chicken and the impact of an endangered listing, go to:


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