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Women in Ag program scheduled in Salina

Women involved in agriculture are invited to the fall 2011 Women in Ag educational session on Nov. 3, in Salina. Topic for the session will be Crops, Cows and Cash Flows - What Does It all Mean?

October 09, 2011 | | Agriculture


Knowing more than you think

There really isn't much to add to the winter wheat planting conversation except that maybe Friday and Saturday some beneficial rains actually fell. Instead of beating the same old drum, let's discuss something a little different. One of the hardest things to convince students majoring in some aspect of agriculture is that they know a lot more than they think. This is true for most of us. We learn from observing, making mistakes, doing our jobs, and reasoning things out. This is especially true of students growing up on a family farm. While helping and listening they possess ...

October 08, 2011 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


KFB’s Young Farmers and Ranchers to engage NASCAR fans

MANHATTAN – The Young Farmers & Ranchers of Kansas Farm Bureau are taking advantage of a captive audience of NASCAR fans from throughout the Midwest this weekend to share the good word about family farming, ranching and rural living.

October 07, 2011 | | Agriculture


Corn Yields - 2011

Dr. Victor L. Martin

October 02, 2011 | | Agriculture


Youth from across Kansas show champion livestock, earn scholarships

Owners of the top animals received auction premiums at the 79th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), while other exhibitors were presented scholarships. The event, held Sept.23-26 in Wichita, featured 656 youth from 89 counties showing 1,234 head of livestock.

October 02, 2011 | | Agriculture


SBA Awards Kansas Commerce, Agriculture Departments $500,000 Grant for Trade Activities

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture have been awarded a grant of more than $505,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through the State Trade and Export Promotion Grants Program (STEP). This award was announced today at Governor Brownback's Economic Summit on Animal Agriculture in Garden City.

October 02, 2011 | | Agriculture


Nourishing Nutrients: Agronomy research examines nitrogen use in winter wheat

Not all wheat varieties are created equal in terms of nitrogen use. Research from Kansas State University is examining the nature of those differences and how appropriate management can improve agricultural efficiency.

October 02, 2011 | | Agriculture


EQIP and WHIP applications accepted through November 15

Eric B. Banks, state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced that the application evaluation cutoff date will be, Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP).

September 25, 2011 | | Agriculture


Wheat Planting Roulette

Dr. Victor L. Martin

September 25, 2011 | | Agriculture


Ell-Bar Farm still at it

Vernon DeWerff was grateful for the help of second and third generation DeWerff dairymen, for it allowed him to continue exhibiting Holstein cattle at the Kansas State Fair. Known to be far and above the longest exhibitor of Holsteins at the state fair, if not the longest running exhibitor in Kansas, Vernon and his family enjoyed his 69th year of exhibiting livestock at the state fair in Hutchinson this past week. And a special day it was on "show day", Sept. 12th in the Prairie Pavilion. Aside from winning three classes on the day, the culmination was being named Premier ...

September 25, 2011 | | Agriculture


State’s largest livestock show draws youth entries from 91 counties

Youth from across the state have entered 1,456 head of animals for the 79th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS). A total of 713 4-H and FFA members from 91 counties will show 109 market steers, 318 breeding heifers, 323 market hogs, 273 market lambs, 52 purebred ewes, 168 commercial ewes and 213 meat goats. The competition will take place September 23-26 at the Kansas Pavilions in Wichita

September 18, 2011 | | Agriculture


A language all our own

The semester at Barton is now in full swing. Tests have been taken, assignments turned in, and progress is being made. A new class in the Agriculture curriculum, Concepts for Agriculture, is designed to expose our Ag students receiving an AAS instead of an AS degree to materials that they otherwise wouldn't receive. The materials and concepts range from Newton's Laws of Motion to chemistry and hydrology to mathematics, measurements and terminology for agriculture. While great depth isn't possible, students are exposed to materials and concepts useful in future coursework and in their jobs. So what does ...

September 17, 2011 | BY VICTOR MARTIN agriculture instructor/coordinator, Barton Community College | Agriculture


Bushels and Butterflies

Well, at least the temperatures this past week have been a nice change. The whole issue of fall planted crops hasn't changed for most of the area so we can touch on other issues but there is one item regarding wheat this fall and moisture.

September 11, 2011 | | Agriculture


Local 4-Hers take part in sweepstakes

The 2011 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes was held Saturday, Aug. 20, on Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Barton County 4-H members competing were Kyle Blakeslee, Katie and Mattie Shafer and Cody Wondra from the Ellinwood Energizers 4-H club and Payton Mauler from the Busy Buzzers 4-H Club. The teams were coached by Rena Berrett, Barton County Extension summer intern.

September 04, 2011 | | Agriculture


The Barton County Farm Bureau 93rd Annual Meeting

Over one hundred Farm Bureau members met Saturday Aug. 27 at the of Barton County Junior College Student Union for The Barton County Farm Bureau 93rd Annual Meeting to conduct the business of the Association.

September 04, 2011 | | Agriculture


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Watering trees

The year has been feast or famine when it comes to rain. In spite of the recent rains we have been blessed with, we are ...

July 14, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


An old, new crop For Kansas

First as usual, a drought update is in order. The area no longer under drought conditions or even abnormally dry has expanded from northwest Kansas ...

July 14, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Better than expected

"Better than expected, but not what we'd hoped for."

July 14, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


It's time to plane fall harvest

Probably the last thing the average gardener thinks of doing in the heat of the summer is to plant another round of vegetables ... again. However ...

July 14, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Agriculture


Fair time

It's Fair time again in Barton County! The youth from all of our communities have been working hard on their various projects, and will ...

July 07, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Post-harvest weed control in wheat stubble

Post-harvest weed control in wheat stubble is very important to conserve soil moisture and prevent weeds from going to seed and adding to the weed ...

July 07, 2018 | Stacy Campbell | Agriculture


KLA partnering on Kansas cattle traceability project

TOPEKA – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is one of the key partners in a new cattle traceability pilot project. Cattle Trace will involve an end-to-end ...

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Plant weather not people weather

First as usual, a drought update is in order. Northwest Kansas and a fair portion of North Central Kansas are completely out of drought as ...

July 07, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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