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Kansas Pheasants & Quail Forever To Host Workshops

Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will host a workshop in Marysville Wednesday evening, June 4th. One of fifteen workshops and tours to be held around the state, the session will focus on quality deer management in the 21st century, and benefits of upland bird management. This is the first in a three part series, with follow-up meetings scheduled in Hiawatha June 17, and Seneca June 24. Topics will include how habitat can be managed to benefit gamebirds, and why it is necessary, along with a wide range of conservation and landowner interests. Landscaping for Pollinators will be geared toward backyard conservationists and youth educators, while Cover Crop Discussion will focus on farmers and farm owners. Wildlife biologists will assist landowners in designing, developing, and funding habit improvements on private lands.  Federal, state, and local programs may be available through the local USDA Service Center. This workshop Wednesday evening begins at 6:30 p.m. at Marysville City Hall, and is free and open to the public. Additional information is online at kansaspfqf.com, or by calling Wildlife Biologist Zac Eddy at (620) 338-7132. In addition, a Brood Rearing Habitat Tour is to be held near Centralia June 19th at 6:30 p.m., and Landscaping for Pollinators will be highlighted at a workshop July 26th, beginning at 9 a.m. in Centralia.

About Bruce Dierking

Bruce Dierking owns and operates Dierking Communications, Inc. with stations KNDY/KNDY FM Marysville, KS since 1988, KQNK/KQNK FM Norton, KS since 1999, and KDNS FM/KZDY FM Glen Elder since 2008. A fifth generation native of Marshall County, and a 1980 graduate of Marysville High School, he began a broadcasting career working part time at the age of 14 for Herb and Ruby Hoeflicker at KNDY. After attending Colby, Kansas Community College, with a major in business and broadcasting, Dierking returned to his hometown covering sports and sales, now having served as the voice of the Marysville Bulldogs, as well as area teams for over 35 years. Active in various leadership roles, he has served as President with the Marysville Jaycees, President of the Kansas Jaycees, and National Vice President with the US Jr Chamber of Commerce. He has been a board member, and past President of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, served many years as Vice President of Marshall County Development Corporation, served 8 years on the Kansas Association of Broadcasters including Secretary/Treasurer, Chair Elect, and Chairman of the board. He has twice served terms on the Good Shepherd Lutheran School Board serving as President, and held several leadership roles with Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as congregation Chairman. He, his wife Lesa, and daughter Allison are active in many community activities, contributing to, providing publicity for, and volunteering. He is currently active with the Marysville Historic Depot restoration project, serving as Vice President. A mentor to many in the broadcasting industry, Dierking continues an active role in station operations, on the air with the morning show each day, traveling many nights to cover ballgames, and present covering local events for news broadcasts. He is passionate about his community, and the rural midwest. An active historian, genealogy, community development, Kansas and architectural history are among interests. Dierking enjoys travel, having visited nearly every state, and several foreign countries. He is a fan of music, and enjoys reading.