Agriculture contributes almost 250 million dollars to the economy of the Wildcat Extension District annually according to the latest information from Kansas Ag Statistics. This value of production is harvested from over 400,000 acres of cropland and over 600,000 acres of pasture and hayland. Wildcat District also supports an inventory of 69,000 beef cows, 89,000 calves, stockers and feedlot cattle and over 37,000 hogs.
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Pasture Lease Survey
Recognizing the need for reliable, local lease information, the K-State Research & Extension, Wildcat District is conducting a lease survey, relevant for Crawford, Labette, Montgomery and Wilson Counties. In other districts, this type of information has proven useful to landowners, producers, agricultural lenders, and extension personnel as they work through the various aspects of lease agreements. Specifically, this survey data can give us an inside look at pricing and arrangement of leases in our area
This information cannot be gathered without your help. We recognize farms have multiple lease agreements. Pleaseselect just one pasture and crop lease agreement to complete the survey as honestly and completely as you can, based upon that particular lease. Your choice may be based on most economical, most productive, or even your favorite lease. Feel free to complete more than one survey for other leases that you manage! All individual survey information will be kept strictly confidential and will be compiled with all responses.
Take the online survey for pasture leases here: Wildcat District Pasture Survey
Take the online survey for crop leases here: Wildcat District Crop Survey
If you would like to complete a paper copy of either of these surveys, please input your mailing address here: https://forms.gle/6qyr31N9UCyTYiPn6
The surveys will be available through January 11, 2021.
Crops & Soils
The National Ag Statistics Service estimates there are 2,670 farms covering 1,037,000 acres of farm ground in the Wildcat District. On a wide majority of the acres corn, wheat, and soybeans are grown. Along with the three major crops, grain sorghum is produced as well as hay and forage crops.