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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

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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

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December 19, 2010 | | Agriculture

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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

Christmas past recalled

Seems a long time ago my mother told me about one of her first Christmas celebrations. The Christmas was 1930 and she would have been six years old.

December 11, 2010 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

KFB Young Farmers & Ranchers to hone leadership, advocacy skills

MANHATTAN – More than 400 farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18 and 35 will gather next month in Wichita to network, learn and help position themselves as leaders in agriculture and rural Kansas.

December 11, 2010 | | Agriculture

Kansas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

The Kansas Farm Bureau annual meeting was held Nov. 19-20 in Manhattan.

December 05, 2010 | | Agriculture

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Ag suicide on the rise

When looking at hazardous occupations in the world, agriculture is consistently in the top ten. There are many factors that go into this: the large ...

June 22, 2018 | BY ALICIA BOOR Cottonwood District Extension Agent | Agriculture

Drought management

The current drought monitor has almost all of Kansas in some level of drought with much of the state in severe or extreme drought. It ...

June 16, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

A winning proposition

In communities across Kansas, farmers' markets continue to offer homegrown and homemade products. Everything from freshly picked fruits and vegetables to mouthwatering baked goods, fresh ...

June 16, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Kernels of truth

Wheat harvest is here and the weather certainly helped speed harvest along and not in a good way. You will hear plenty of sources willing ...

June 16, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Beef: Keeping Main Street hopping

It's 1980, and you and your friends are cruising main in your '69 Camaro, or maybe it was your '70 Mustang, many miles were ...

June 09, 2018 | Jared Oelke Ellinwood senior at Fort Hays State University | Agriculture

USDA resumes continuous CRP program enrollment

WASHINGTON - As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

KFB awards grants to Kansas FFA chapters

MANHATTAN - In its ongoing support of Kansas FFA Association, Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) awarded 10 grants worth $5,000 to FFA chapters across the state ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Potential advances in crop yields

Wheat harvest is fast approaching and it will be interesting to see how yields turn out after the challenges of the last nine months. There ...

June 09, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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