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A voice for ag in Washington

Each year, more than 150 farmers and ranchers from across Kansas participate in Kansas Farm Bureau's County Presidents Trip to Washington, D.C.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


GBI purchases new equipment

Great Bend Industries the manufacture of hydraulic cylinders is like most business and has to keep up with the ever changing technology that plays an important part of all manufacturing.

March 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


A passion for agriculture

Michael Bahr is a fifth-generation Barton County farmer and past Barton County Banker Conservation Award winner for soil conservation, as well as President of Tall Crop and Great Plains Precision Ag, Inc.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


GB breaks ground on community orchard

In April, 2015, community volunteers from several organizations met at the Brit Spaugh zoo to plant the seeds of a project that years from now will bear fruit for the city--literally.

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Heartland Farm grows agritourism

Heartland Farm, operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is located 10 miles west of Great Bend. They have been an active participants in recent efforts by the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau to grow agritourism in the area. At the same time, the sisters continue ongoing efforts to share peace through connection with the earth.

March 04, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Oil and Gas Museum gets an upgrade

Roland Smith has been the acting president of the Kansas Oil and Gas Museum for a little over a year, but has been involved with the museum for over 20 years.

March 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


BCC ag student nearly one year ahead thanks to dual credit

Barton Agronomy major Nick Gerdes knows what he wants, and has confidently taken steps in the direction of his dream to own and operate a farm.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Farm Bureau sponsors free seminar

HOISINGTON - Earlier this month, Barton County Farm Bureau presented a free Ag Education Seminar at the Hoisington Activity Center.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Bartlett Grain prepares for future

From the beginning, Bartlett Grain's Great Bend facility has been grounded in the local economy.

March 04, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Saving the soil and so much more

The Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) gives its Conservation Awards annually. The awards are often referred to as the Banker awards since the prizes and annual district banquet are sponsored by the bankers in the county, with one being picked as a key banker each year.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


Saving the soil and so much more

The Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) gives its Conservation Awards annually. The awards are often referred to as the Banker awards since the prizes and annual district banquet are sponsored by the bankers in the county, with one being picked as a key banker each year.

March 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Agriculture, Oil & Industry


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