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Aug 31, 2021

Managing your forestry resources can be a full-time job. Thankfully, forestry contractors like Luke Terry and Ryan Neises are availble for hire so you don't spend all your free time working in the woodlands you'd rather be enjoying. Listen in as Luke and Ryan explain the many ways forestry contractors in Kansas...


Jul 27, 2021

District Forester Chris Mullins advises that the peak of fruit harvesting in Kansas is well underway by mid to late July – which means now is the time to harvest! Chris has been out gathering native sandhill plum with a local landowner to gather seed for the KFS conservation seedling program. Gathering local seed...


Jun 29, 2021

Ryan Rastok is the Rural Forester for District 1 in northeast Kansas. In his role as a District Forester, Ryan serves landowners in seven counties - lending technical service and guidance on how to manage their rural forests. 

In his district, Ryan works with a variety of landowners that have a variety of goals for...


May 20, 2021

Tom Hogard's passion for woodworking began in junior high school when he opted to take woodshop. Over the years, he discovered that using salvaged logs or milling his own lumber provided some cost savings for his wooodworking projects. 

Today, Tom owns and operates his own portable sawmill serving northeast Kansas...


Apr 22, 2021

Community Forester Kim Bomberger was celebrating Arbor Day before it was cool. Today, she helps communities and individuals connect to and protect their community forests.

On this episode of the Kansas Forest Service Podcast, Kim dives into the history of Arbor Day in Kansas - suggesting ideas for how we can celebrate...