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Apr 25, 2022

Welcome back to Soil Solutions with Jessica Gnad.  This is the third of three episodes highlighting the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture's Division of Conservation.

Chad Basinger is a KDA Divison of Conservation representative for the Central Kansas region. In this episode, Chad shares how he got started farming and developed interest in soil health practices, the unique challenges farmers face in central Kansas, how the Conservation District helps educate farmers and producers on soil health and regenerative practices, and more. 

Chad Basinger is a farmer and rancher from Pretty Prairie, Kansas. He has worked with the Conservation District, NRCS and the Cheney Lake Watershed on multiple projects over the years to make conservation improvements. Basinger is a consistent voice for sustainable agriculture, whether supporting programs and good land stewardship locally or traveling to Washington D.C. to advocate to our lawmakers.  Alongside his wife, Cassondra, he owns Basinger Land & Cattle.  They grow wheat, soybeans and grain sorghum and manage a cow-calf herd and background and finish calves. Basinger and his wife have 4 children and are actively involved in their community and  their church. 

Chad Basinger has served on the Reno County Conservation District board since 2019 and is currently the cice-chairperson of the board.  He has served on the Reno County Farm Bureau Board for 9 years, the Reno County Cattleman’s Board of Directors for 3 years and the Garden Plain Farmer’s Cooperative for 6 years, including a tenure as board president.