Seems like not a day goes by without a media story on our country's food supply. Some folks have concluded that the best plate may be an empty plate. How else are they going to avoid killer popcorn, monster tomatoes, drug-treated cattle, radioactive chicken or toenail hotdogs?
July 21, 2013|
John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
The wheat is in, the corn is finally tasselling, soybeans and grain sorghum are hanging in there, and it's county fair time. This is traditionally the time of year after wheat harvest where there is/was a lull in the action and farmers would take a break and maybe even a family vacation before work picked up in August. Initial tillage was done and it was a little early to start intensively fertilizing and for final tillage. With irrigation and crop diversification the lull shrank a bit but typically irrigated corn was done flowering about now, sorghum and irrigated ...
Heart of Kansas Quilt Guild will host "Quilts on the Prairie" quilt show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 26 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27 in Hutchinson at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in the Domestic Arts Building. Featured will be quilted items for sale, a quilt shop, demonstrations, concessions, door prizes, Ferrol Lattin speaking at 1 p.m. on July 26, a trunk show at 1 p.m. and silent auction, on July 27. The cost is $7 for both days.
These last 2 weeks have been really busy for Extension, and for 4-H especially! In the upcoming week leading up to the fair, we were all busy behind the scenes working hard to ensure that the fair would go seamlessly for all who came out. The 4-H portion of the fair actually begins about a week before the fair does. The previous Saturday, the 4-H dog show and Livestock skillathon were put on, and the Monday before fair time, was when it was the Clothing Members time to shine with the Fashion Review. Wednesday was when the official fair began ...
David and Nan Miller of Brookville, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara, to Matthew Loving of Pampa, Texas, son of Marty and Karen Loving of Pawnee Rock. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of David and Sara G. Miller of Brookville, Pa., and the late Henry and Lois Schrecengost. The prospective groom is the grandson of Aletha Loving of Pawnee Rock and the late Jack Loving and Robert and Dorothy Maneth of Great Bend.
Jonathan and Cheryl Dahlke announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Lynn to Levi Lee Ellis of Holyrood, son of Anthony Ellis of Holyrood, and Kathleen Stevenson of Olathe. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Alice Bednasek of Holyrood and the late Vernon Bednasek, Grace Dahlke of Hutchinson and the late Rev. Victor Dahlke. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Michael Stevenson and Linda Davis of Wilson, Linda Stevenson of Great Bend, Roxanne Stevenson of Ellsworth and the late Kathy Block.
The annual reunion of descendants of Conrad and Rosa Matal Scheuerman will begin at 3 p.m. on Aug. 3 with a BBQ, swimming and games at Camp Aldrich. Activities will continue at Camp Aldrich on Sunday, Aug. 4 with a church service at 9:45 a.m., pot-luck dinner at 11:30 a.m., swimming and games.
Summertime is notorious for many things including TV reruns. Since I do not watch much TV any time of the year I can say that when I do sit down to watch something I am shocked by either the violence or language that is present during prime time. Of course, television has been around for nearly 75 years with the first TV appearing at the 1939 World's Fair. Concern about the impact of television on children began when TV was in its infancy. By the early 1950's parents, teachers and social scientists started to ask their legislators to ...