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Regional farmers’ market vendor workshops planned

Kansas farmers' markets across the state are doing much more than just providing a fresh food source. The farmers offering their produce, as well as the consumers taking advantage of the farm-fresh offerings are also simulating the local economy. There are now 130 active farmers' markets in Kansas compared to the 26 in operation in 1987. The growth in this sector helps provide Kansans with more revenue and more high-quality food choices.

December 28, 2014 | | Agriculture


Who Cares About America?

We stand at the brink of a new year. Our country will enter it in social, economic, and racial upheaval unlike any other since the late 1960s. These days, who really cares about America?

December 28, 2014 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Winter ranch management

Record high calf prices and projected cow-calf profitability have many producers considering expansion. Selecting, feeding and breeding the right replacement heifers could have a large impact on future profits.

December 28, 2014 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Five Hundred Bushel Corn?

In the early 1950s the average corn yield was around fifty bushels per acre. Flash forward to 2014 and the national average yield is pegged at around 170 bushels per acre. With the exceptions of severe weather (heat and drought), on average, corn yields have increased on average two bushel per acre per year. There are many factors contributing to this tripling of average yields involving all aspects of corn production. These factors include improved genetics through convention breeding and genetic engineering; improved understanding of soil fertility and nutrients; improved equipment to facilitate all aspects of corn production; development of ...

December 28, 2014 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Everyone Can Be a Naturalist!

For thousands of years, science was focused on something called "Natural History." Science had yet to be broken down in to the dozens of specialized fields that we know today, zoology, botany, chemistry, physics, and so many more. Ancient scientists were concerned about how everything on earth fitted together – the first naturalists studied everything from art to human anatomy to astronomy. What does this have to do with us today?

December 28, 2014 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Education Director | Local News


Werth, Hansen grants fund new internship program for FHSU’s business college

Six students completed grant-funded internships in Fort Hays State University's College of Business and Entrepreneurship during the fall 2014 semester, the first in a new internship program for the college.

December 28, 2014 | | Education


Virginia Tech beats Cincy 33-17 in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - J.C. Coleman ran for 157 yards and a touchdown, and Virginia Tech harassed and ultimately injured Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel while rolling to a 33-17 victory Saturday in the Military Bowl.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Arizona's Lindley back at starter, Stanton has infection

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - More news surrounding the turbulent quarterback predicament of the Arizona Cardinals.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


North Carolina State wins Bitcoin Bowl to cap turnaround year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A turnaround season got a little sweeter for North Carolina State in the Bitcoin Bowl.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Browns suspend receiver Josh Gordon for violation

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon will end his troubled season just as it began - suspended.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Rutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) - Josh Hicks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights capped their first season in the Big Ten with a dominating effort in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


K-State’s Coach Bill Snyder still penning old-school notes

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - The letters come on Kansas State stationery, always written in purple, felt-tip pen. The scrawling handwriting is unmistakable, the looping letters clear and distinct.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Chiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith thought he had some indigestion. It turned out to be a lacerated spleen.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Shockers upset by defensive-minded Colonials

HONOLULU (AP) - Wichita State brought a cold shooting touch to the warmth of Hawaii.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Qualifying

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs were already facing a formidable series of hurdles if they were going to qualify for the playoffs. On Friday, their road became even more daunting.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


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Carter scores 25, No. 13 Wichita St beats Southern Illinois

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The only thing that stopped Darius Carter was a stray forearm.

January 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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