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Troy Schroeder, Albert, wins KWF President’s Award

The Kansas Wildlife Federation (KWF) proudly announces winners of the 2010 Conservation Achievement Program Awards. KWF recently honored thirteen recipients at a reception and banquet in their honor in Great Bend on February 26.

March 06, 2011 | | Agriculture

Ricks Ag-Roundup


March 06, 2011 | | Agriculture

Protect and enhance

There's an old saying that goes something like this: Sometimes you have to look back on where you've been to know where you're going. While I'm not a fanatic about history, I believe it certainly has its place in our society today.

February 27, 2011 | | Agriculture

Rick’s Ag Roundup Weekly News

K-STATE CATTLEMEN'S DAY Make plans now to attend the 98th annual KSU Cattlemen's Day will be held on Friday, March 4. This program is designed to provide producers, allied industry and individuals with information about new developments in the beef industry. The day will begin with the Commercial Trade Show and Educational Exhibits at 8 a.m. in Weber Arena. The morning program will start at 10 a.m. with a welcome by Dr. Ken Odde, followed by "The Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan". This plan will include an "Introduction and Background" by Jeff Davidson, Greenwood County; "Regulations ...

February 27, 2011 | | Agriculture

2011 Conservation Tree Seedling Sales

The Kansas Forest Service's 55th consecutive Conservation Tree Sales Program has reached mid-term. In spite of the weather, sales have been relatively brisk. At the half-way point of the season, we are not sold out of any species, but we are running low on black walnut seed, elderberry, pawpaw, and persimmon.

February 27, 2011 | | Agriculture

Celebrate our healthy, bountiful food supply

As many Americans continue to face economic hard times, there is no reason to compromise the welfare of your family's diet. The cost of eating healthy hasn't changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. It does require strategic shopping however.

February 10, 2011 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Rick's Ag Roundup


January 02, 2011 | | Agriculture

Wildlife specialist demonstrates how to solve rodent problem

Moles and pocket gophers can be among the most destructive pests to home landscapes.The Barton County Extension Office in Great Bend gets many calls annually from homeowners with holes, tunnels and mounds on their property which disrupts mowing and plant growth. Recently, Charlie Lee, Kansas State University wildlife damage control specialist, came out on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 4, to the Jim And Marlies Stevens property southeast of Great Bend with Rick Snell, Barton County Extension agent. They demonstrated the proper trapping techniques and to discuss biology and other control methods for pocket gophers and moles.

January 01, 2011 | | Agriculture

Kansas Department of Commerce to host five-part agritourism course

Farmers, business owners and entrepreneurs interested in agritourism are invited to attend a five-part agritourism course in February and March at Pratt Community College in Pratt.

December 26, 2010 | | Agriculture

Pass the heel, please

You've got to forgive me, but during this holiday season, seems like my thoughts turn to food and all of the wonderful homemade dishes of this season. I do enjoy the great fellowship with family and friends, but alas, what would this be without something good to eat.

December 25, 2010 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

K-State wheat research leads to multi-state entomology grant

MANHATTAN – Kansas State University joins four other land-grant universities in sharing a three year, $1.9 million grant to study pest control methods, treatments and best management practices in wheat. The USDA's Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program (RAMP) awarded the grant, which provides resources that allow scientists from the five institutions to complete their work.

December 25, 2010 | | Agriculture

It’s a new year already

You've got to be kidding me, a new year already! 2011 will be here in just a few days and there will be a lot going on. Read on for some great educational opportunities.

December 24, 2010 | RICK SNELL Barton County Extension Agricultural Agent for K-State Research & Extension | Agriculture

Rick Snell Column


December 19, 2010 | | Agriculture

Rick's Ag Roundup


December 12, 2010 | | Agriculture


If you're even a casual observer of weather, you know the East Coast was brutalized with the season's first round of snow and blinding winds that brought the New York state region to its knees.

December 12, 2010 | | Agriculture

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USDA designates Kansas counties as primary natural disaster areas

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 10 counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Some steps to prepare for weed control in your alfalfa

Are weeds showing up in your new alfalfa? If they get thick, your alfalfa will suffer. Check your fields today after listening to some options ...

May 21, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

The differences between grasses andbBroadleaves – Part I

First, more beneficial rainfall in spots this week to go along with last week. Unfortunately parts of Western and South Central Kansas received damaging hail ...

May 19, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Wheat plot tour

The 2018 wheat crop has had it challenges to say the least. Much of the planting was late because it was too wet to get ...

May 12, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Weed control in grain sorguhm

Severe grass and broadleaf weed pressure will reduce grain sorghum yields and can make harvest very difficult. Good crop rotation and herbicide selection are essential ...

May 12, 2018 | Stacy Campbell | Agriculture

Tumbling along

Part cultural icon and part invasive nuisance, tumbleweeds have an intriguing and tangled history. You know, tumbleweeds - those twisted balls of dead foliage rolling across ...

May 12, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

The frugal farmer

First, more beneficial rainfall this week to go along with last week. Did the Drought Monitor reflect much change (remember this is as of Tuesday ...

May 11, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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