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Fire remains vital management tool

Every spring, this ritual continues. Viewed up close or at a distance, prairie fires are riveting. Across the vast, open grasslands we call the Flint Hills, fires can be seen for miles. The flames lick at the blue Kansas sky as the brown, dry grass crinkles, cracks and bursts into orange.

March 13, 2011 | | Agriculture

Ag appreciation

March 11, 2011 | | Agriculture

2011 Forestry Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) Cutoff Announced

State Conservationist Eric B. Banks for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the cutoff date of April 8, for the multi-state forestry Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI).

March 06, 2011 | | Agriculture

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

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Starting vegetables indoors

January is often a cold and dreary month for many gardeners. However, planning for and starting vegetables and flower transplants from seed can make this ...

January 20, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Kansas Farm Bureau Century Farm applications are now being accepted

MANHATTAN - Tradition and heritage are a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of ...

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Healthy choice

Can a person ever have too much of a good thing?

January 20, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Blowing in the wind

Not that Kansans already didn't know but the entire state now ranges from abnormally dry in the east/northeast to large swaths of moderate ...

January 20, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

A weather and wheat update

First, for those who wondered where winter was, the last few days gave you your answer. The disappointing aspect is the lack of any significant ...

January 13, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Land leasing questions addressed

One of the more popular topics that I get questions on is about leasing land for cropping and pasture lands and the laws that address ...

January 13, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Grassroots’ participation needed in government

The 2018 Kansas legislative session convenes this week as legislators will consider many health-related topics. At the same time, they will struggle with other complex ...

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


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