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Barton County Conservation District Updates

Jenna Snell, sophomore at Ellinwood High School, will be representing Barton County at the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) Annual Convention Nov. 22 in Wichita. Jenna competed in a speech contest against Bonnie Boulinghouse, sophomore at Great Bend High School. The topic was "Soil. Can You Dig It.?" Both girls did an excellent job of presenting their speeches and the judges admitted they had a tough job before them. The winner of the Barton County Conservation District speech contest receives a $300 scholarship upon being accepting by a college. If Jenna wins the competition in Wichita, she will receive ...

November 07, 2010 | | Agriculture

Rick's Ag Roundup


November 07, 2010 | | Agriculture

Stow the phone

Self absorbed. It's all about me. I am the center of the universe.

November 04, 2010 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Ag Foundation to hold annual meeting

The 2010 Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) Annual Meeting will be held on Thurs., Nov. 18 in Wichita. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Kansas Agri Business Expo at the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center.

October 31, 2010 | | Agriculture

America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program provides $2,500 Donations in 81 Kansas Counties

As the leaves on trees begin to change and evenings become shorter, farmers throughout Kansas are busy harvesting crops. While they are hard at work in the fields, farmers are also working hard to make a positive impact in their communities by participating in Monsanto Fund's America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM . This program offers farmers in more than 1,200 counties across 38 states, the unique opportunity to designate a $2,500 donation to their favorite local non-profit organization.

October 31, 2010 | | Agriculture

Ag Insight

Sometimes common sense and fairness prevail.

October 30, 2010 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Tin Man Oriley going to the AQHA World Show

Tin Man is qualified for the AQHA World Show in the Yearling Halter Stallion class. He is owned by Duane and Jeri Brozek of Brozek Quarter Horses of Ellinwood and is shown by George Brozek of Ellsworth. Tin Man's Sire is Blackbar Oriley and his Dam is Imagine Golden Tin all owned by

October 24, 2010 | | Agriculture

KRC Conference

"Connecting Cows, Carbon and Carrots: Making Sense of Our Food Future"

October 24, 2010 | | Agriculture

Rick Snell's Ag Roundup


October 24, 2010 | Rosey Randolph | Agriculture

NRCS extends sign-up period for Conservation Stewardship Program-applications will be accepted throu

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White recently announced the ranking period cut-off date for producer applications in NRCS' Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to Jan. 7, 2011.

October 24, 2010 | | Agriculture

Environment Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)

The deadline to sign up for the 2011 EQIP funding is Nov. 15. This program pays producers to set aside irrigation during the contract period. Producers applying through this program are eligible for $150 per acre for a four year contract-payment for three years.

October 24, 2010 | | Agriculture

Beef Marketing Group hosts transportation training to focus on low stress animal handling

The Beef Marketing Group (BMG) hosted a training seminar with Tyson Fresh Meats to educate transportation companies and feedlot personnel on BMG policies related to cattle transport; current outside industry pressures; accountability; transport regulations; low-stress handling; and emergency action plans. The training seminar was held Oct. 20 in Lyons.

October 24, 2010 | | Agriculture

Grazing School delivers profit-enhancing lessons

The cattle business is no place to be below average. In 2009, there was a $357 per cow difference in net return between top-third Kansas producers and those in the bottom third. Higher costs were the 800-lb. gorilla in the pasture for the least profitable operations and, among those, feed expense took a King Kong-size bite out of profits.

October 17, 2010 | | Agriculture

Be a good citizen - vote Oct. 12

They say you should never talk about politics or religion. I'm sure I have been guilty on both counts. This really isn't about politics though; it's about keeping and growing strong extension programs.

October 08, 2010 | By RICK SNELL | Agriculture

Exhibitors earn awards, valuable experiences at Junior Livestock Show

The 78th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) offered numerous learning opportunities and rewards for exhibitors. During the state's largest youth livestock show, held September 24-27 in Wichita, 626 4-H and FF A members from 84 counties competed for auction premiums and scholarships by exhibiting 1,216 head of livestock. Major sponsors of the show are the Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas State University and the AgriBusiness Council of Wichita.

October 03, 2010 | | Agriculture

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Articles by Section - Agriculture

Kansas Rural Center to host five specialty crop workshops in March 2018

TOPEKA - The Kansas Rural Center (KRC) will host five specialty crop workshops during March to provide information and education necessary for beginning specialty crop growers ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

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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