Bill Boyer, Kansas State University

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Will Boyer is an extension watershed specialist for K-State Research and Extension. He works primarily in Northeast Kansas watersheds, where he provides education and technical assistance to agricultural producers and other stakeholders. Will mainly works one-on-one with livestock producers to find solutions to water quality concerns associated with their feeding and grazing operations. Helping producers site, design and install livestock watering and feeding improvements are some of his most satisfying job responsibilities.

Will has been with K-State since 1998, and in his current position since 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Chadron State College in Nebraska, and from K-State a master’s degree in environmental planning and management plus a graduate certificate in grassland management. Prior to coming to Kansas he managed the Upper Loup Natural Resources District in the Nebraska Sandhills.

Will Boyer
Extension Watershed Specialist
Kansas State University
44 Waters Hall
Manhattan KS 66506
785 587-7828

Stacie Minson, Kansas-State University

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Stacie Edgett-Minson- earned a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences and Industry from Kansas State University (KSU) in 1995. Minson currently serves as the KSU Kanopolis Big Creek Middle Smoky Hill River Watershed Specialist and has held this position since 2003. She was charged with developing, writing, and implementing an EPA Approved 9 Element Watershed Plan to address water quality issues and TMDLs in Kanopolis Reservoir (2,400 square mile watershed) in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health & Environment. In addition to the implementing the 9 Element plan, an approved Strategic Plan for the Kanopolis WRAPS was written and is being implemented by collaborating with local landowners in installing BMPs to reduce TMDLs in corridors along Big Creek and the Smoky Hill River. Prior to this position, she served as Trego County Extension Agriculture Agent for 7 years. In both positions she has gained valuable experience in working as part of collaborative teams to accomplish goals in program areas of agriculture, environment, and adult and youth outreach and education.

Stacie Minson
KSU Watershed Specialist
120 N Main St
WaKeeney, KS  67672
785-743-5276 (fax)

Susan Metzger, Kansas-State University

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Susan Metzger is the director of the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and Environment, or KCARE. Metzger also works as the senior executive administrator to the dean/director of K-State’s College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

In her KCARE leadership role, Metzger works closely with the KCARE team of watershed specialists to support their efforts to improve water quality throughout the state and their work with Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies projects. She also represents KCARE with local, state and federal agencies and help coordinate work with water and soil conservation issues associated with increased cotton acres in Kansas. Metzger has broad experience representing Kansas State University and Kansas agriculture. Before her work at K-State, she was the deputy/assistant secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, where she served the farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses of Kansas and assisted in the development and delivery of tools to grow the state’s agricultural economy. Before that, Metzger worked as the chief of planning and policy for the Kansas Water Office, where she was the team leader in the development and implementation of the Long-Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas.

Susan Metzger
Director of Strategic Interdisciplinary Program Development
227 Waters Hall