Home > Ask
a Question > About Our Reference Service
About Our Reference Service
When should I use this service?
Use the this service after you have checked the Kansas Rangelands
web site thoroughly for answers to your question. Remember that
for questions on topics outside the scope of the Kansas Rangeland web
site, your local library (public and/or academic) can provide
reference assistance. For assistance in other agriculture-related
topics, check the KSU Research and Extension Home Page or the AgNIC Home Page.
Also, please note that many questions are most appropriately answered
by county extension agents and in all likelyhood, if you ask those
kinds of questions here, you will simply be referred to them.
Please explore their services first since they are well-versed
in your local flora and fauna and are a great resource for local
Who can use this service?
Everyone is eligible to use this service.
What if the electronic reference form doesn't work?
If the reference form doesn't work with your browser, send your
question by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Who will answer my question?
Questions directed to this service are responded to by Dr. Walter Fick, Kansas State University Range Management, or are referred to other appropriate range specialists.
What kind of answer will I get?
Every effort will be made to provide accurate responses, and
citations to sources consulted will be provided. Questions that
don't appear to have clear answers may be answered by pointing
you to the appropriate sources for your own examination or reflected
back to you for further clarification.
How long will it take to get a response to my question?
Turn around time should be within 24 hours for first-level difficulty
questions. For more difficult questions, within 24 hours you will
be notified that the question is being referred to a specialist
and when to expect a response from them.
Should I use this form to comment or make a suggestion regarding
the content or the structure and design of the Kansas Rangelands web site?
No. We appreciate and look forward to feedback on this site,
so for that use Feedback. For technical
problems or suggestion about the site, please send those to the
Kansas Rangelands site webmaster: