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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


Try a little tenderness

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

September 04, 2011 | | Agriculture


Random Thoughts

Dr. Victor L. Martin

September 04, 2011 | | Agriculture


Terrace maintenance can save soil

Now is a good time to evaluate and perform maintenance on terraces in wheat stubble or fallow ground, saids Greg Bauer Barton County Supervisory District Conservationist

September 04, 2011 | | Agriculture


Some random thoughts presented

Rather than beat a dead (dry) horse this week, let's change course a bit as quite a bit is happening soon and some other issues are popping up. If the forecast is correct, by the time you read this we will have received some beneficial rain and temperatures will be a chilly 80 instead of over one hundred.

September 03, 2011 | BY VICTOR MARTIN | Agriculture


Funding available

This July the Barton County Conservation District received approval for funding under the Non-Point Source Pollution Management Plan. The programs approved for cost-share funding by the board of supervisors for this plan are plugging of abandoned water wells and upgrading failed sewage systems.

August 28, 2011 | | Agriculture


Winter Wheat Woes

Dr. Victor L. Martin

August 28, 2011 | | Agriculture


Back to school with good food

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

August 28, 2011 | | Agriculture


Hispanic and/or women farmers or ranchers can request claims package

Eric B. Banks, state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, reminds hispanics and women farmers and ranchers about an announcement made a few months ago by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

August 28, 2011 | | Agriculture


Happenings

Dr. Victor L. Martin

August 21, 2011 | | Agriculture


Family farm

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

August 21, 2011 | | Agriculture


Ag secretary announces grants for energy-saving measures in Kansas

TOPEKA –Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday announced grants for more than 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations, including two area farmers. Vilsack made the announcement as part of President Obama's rural economic bus tour in the Midwest where today he highlighted efforts underway to reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil, which will increase the economic competitiveness of rural America and promote job creation.

August 17, 2011 | | Agriculture


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