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Kansas Forest Service
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

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Great Plains Windbreak Initiative:
Advancing the Research, Understanding, and Use of Windbreaks in the Great Plains

February 7-9, 2017

Creating the framework for a region-wide action plan to advance the use of windbreaks in support of profitable and resilient farms and ranches that conserve natural resources.


Bluemont Hotel
1212 Bluemont Ave. Manhattan, KS

When booking room reservations by phone, mention USDA Forest Service conference
To book online, click HERE 
Group ID: USDA0217
Password: usda

Discounted room rate of $89/night is available 02/06/2017 - 02/10/2017. Reservations must be made by 1/17/2017 to guarantee discounted rate.
Rate includes breakfast buffet for each guest.

The Bluemont Hotel provides airport shuttle service to/from Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) between the hours of 7am–10pm, based on appointment only, with 24-hour notice.


Registration Fees:

Registration includes evening welcome reception on Tues. Feb. 7th, and catered lunch on Wed. Feb. 8th.

• $60 by 1/17/17
• $75 after 1/17/17

Registration Methods:

Register online
Printable form for mail/fax registrations

  Fax completed form to: 785-532-2422

  Mail completed form to:
  K-State Global Campus
  Conferences and Noncredit Programs 
  Great Plains Agroforestry Leaders Conference 
  1615 Anderson Ave. Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone registration: Call the conference registration office at 800-432-8222 or 785-532-5569 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central).

Payment Methods:

Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted. Your credit card statement will show payment to KSU Controller's Office IV.

Check: Payable to Kansas State University, FEIN 48-0771751

Agency Purchase Order: Before submitting your registration to your business office for processing, please fax a copy of your registration form to Conference Registration at 785-532-2422. Please provide the actual copy of the APO as soon as it is available.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel your registration, please do so by January 17, 2017. Substitutions are accepted. Registration fees, less a $10 processing fee, will be refunded if notice is received in the conference registration office by January 17. To modify or cancel your registration, please send a written request to with the subject line “Great Plains Agroforestry Leaders.” Due to guarantees we must give prior to the conference, refunds are not available after January 17. Registered participants who do not cancel their registration in writing by January 17 are responsible for the total registration fee even if they do not attend the conference and have not paid the registration fee.

Kansas State University may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of Kansas State University.

Registration Questions
If you have questions concerning registration, please contact Kansas State University Conferences and Noncredit Programs at with “Great Plains Agroforestry” in the subject line, or call 785-532-5569 or 800-432-8222. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

Special Assistance
Participants who need accommodations due to a disability or who have special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact or call 785-532-5569 or 800-432-8222. Notification by January 17 is requested to ensure appropriate accommodations can be provided.

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