Merry Christmas!

by Madison Mackley / December 22, 2020

Rocking M Media wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! As we finish up this crazy, wild ride we call 2020, let's take some time to reflect on the good things that have happened, grow from the bad, and let's prepare for an amazing 2021. This year has been a fun one, to put it nicely. From seeing King George in concert in January, adopting my littlest pup in Febr...

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KDA Offers Direct-to-Consumer Meat Marketing and Consumer Webinars

by Madison Mackley / December 10, 2020

Now more than ever, consumers are looking to build relationships and buy their food direct from the source. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a series of informational webinars in early January 2021 to provide information about direct-to-consumer meat sales. “Adding direct-to-consumer sales can be an option to diversify farm income,” said Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam. “We ...

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Women Managing the Farm Goes Virtual for 2021

by Madison Mackley / December 9, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A yearly conference that provides knowledge and support to women in agriculture has announced that its 2021 event will be held online. Women Managing the Farm will be held virtually Feb. 10-12. Organizers say the format – like many other events brought about by the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic – will continue to offer a supportive setting for women to develop t...

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BASF’s Katie Strathman gives an update on Sefina Inscalis

by Madison Mackley / October 28, 2020

I sat down to talk (virtually) with Katie Strathman, technical service representative with BASF. Katie tells us about the extended registration on Sefina Inscalis and how it can be beneficial in soybeans, alfalfa, and grain sorghum. Check it out below! For more information, go to [audio mp3=""][/...

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Asgrow Dekalb Technical Agronomist Jeff Schaef gives an update on grain sorghum in Kansas

by Madison Mackley / October 28, 2020

I got to catch up with Jeff Schaef, technical agronomist with Asgrow Dekalb, to discuss grain sorghum in Kansas. Check it out below! For more information, contact your local DEKALB dealer or visit [audio mp3=""][/audio]...

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Farm Life – Zoe Schultz

by Madison Mackley / September 29, 2020

Zoe Schultz is a jack of all trades already at a young age - from growing up helping her dad on the farm, to earning her Associate's degree from Colby Community College in Agricultural Business, and now a junior at Kansas State University majoring in Agricultural Communications with a handful of minors alongside interning at Kansas Corn, there's not much Zoe can't do. Listen to check out Zoe's...

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Farm Life – Amy Elliott

by Madison Mackley / September 23, 2020

Amy Elliott is a clinical lab scientist, a mother, and a farm wife in Hiawatha, KS. Amy didn't grow up on a farm, so she shares a little about how she's made the transition from urban life to rural life, how her and her husband, Mathew, are raising their two girls on a farm, and juggling it all. [audio mp3="

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The 115th National Western Stock Show postponed until January 2022

by Madison Mackley / September 15, 2020

Denver, CO – The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) Board of Directors together with the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) management, has made the difficult decision to postpone the 115th National Western Stock Show by one year and to resume the event in January 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic does not allow for the Stock Show to host the annual event and comply with the health and safety ...

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USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for September 2020

by Madison Mackley / September 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for September 2020, which are effective September 1-September 30, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for September is 0.125%, the same as August. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during September is 1.12...

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Farm Life – Whitney Larson

by Madison Mackley / September 3, 2020

Join me as I speak with Whitney Larson on the ups and downs of being a farm wife, her social media safety Sunday posts, and life in general. Whitney is our first feature on the newest segment, Farm Life, where I'll be speaking with farmers, ranchers, farm wives, and anyone in between on their daily life happenings. You can find Whitney on Instagram @farmwifeguru and you can find her podcast, Midwe...

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