Insight: The health care hurdle

by Sara Miles / March 4, 2019

By Greg Doering, Kansas Farm BureauLike track runners, farmers and ranchers in Kansas face several hurdles. Whether it’s unpredictable and unfavorable weather, a volatile market that causes commodity prices to fluctuate or correcting misconceptions about agriculture, farmers hurdle many things.Yet, hurdle after hurdle, farmers and ranchers run the race because they love what they do. They chose ...

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Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Kansas Nominees

by Sara Miles / March 1, 2019

HAYS, Kan. (news release) -- Know a Kansas farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2019 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award®. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for conservation of private land, presents the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 14 states for extraordinary achieve...

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Prescribed Burn Workshop to be held in Oakley

by Sara Miles / February 28, 2019

OAKLEY, Kan. press release) -- Logan County NRCS and KSRE’s Golden Prairie District are co-hosting a Prescribed Burn Workshop at the Northwest Educational Service Center at 703 West 2nd Street in Oakley on March 8 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM. The Workshop will focus on safe and effective means of burning the land that you manage. Topics include reasons for burning, regulations, weather consideratio...

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Insight: Opening Our Doors

by Sara Miles / February 25, 2019

By Kim Baldwin, McPherson County farmerDuring certain parts of the year I secretly cringe when someone walks into my house. It’s not that I don’t like visitors; it’s more about what my houseguests might see when they enter our home. In the winter and spring, odds are my floors will have some mud deposits that someone tracked in. In the summer and fall, dirt clods and seeds sprinkled around m...

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Parliamentary Procedure contest brings Clay Center FFA member success

by Sara Miles / February 22, 2019

CLAY CENTER, Kan. -- It is no secret that FFA members can be some of the most competitive people. FFA members have the opportunity to compete against one another while gaining valuable skills through Career Development Events (CDE) and Leadership Development Events (LDE). Caitlin Cramer of the Clay Center FFA Chapter spoke with Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio about being on the Parliamentary Proced...

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Industrial Hemp Research Program Applications Now Available

by Sara Miles / February 22, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) -- Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Industrial Hemp Research Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. Applications are now posted as the regulations for the program became effective today. Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Industrial Hemp Research Program are now a...

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Flinthills FFA Chapter members visit with KFRR

by Sara Miles / February 21, 2019

ROSALIA, Kan. -- The Flinthills FFA Chapter proves that FFA offers a wide range of experience for all of its members. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Farm Director Sara Miles spoke with some outstanding FFA members from their chapter. Jeffery Garcia spoke about his Supervised Agriculture Experience project. [audio mp3="

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Colby FFA holds fundraising and community involvement events during National FFA Week

by Sara Miles / February 20, 2019

(UPDATE ) -- The Colby FFA Labor Auction has been postponed due to weather. The new date has not yet been announced.  COLBY, Kan -- National FFA Week is a busy time for FFA students. They plan events ranging from community breakfasts to education days to fundraisers. The Colby FFA Chapter is no exception. During National FFA Week, two Colby FFA members stopped by the Kansas Farm and Ranch R...

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Insight — Proud to be a millennial

by Sara Miles / February 19, 2019

By Jackie Mundt, Pratt County farmer and rancher I have a confession. I am proud to be a millennial.Admittedly, there are many criticisms of my generation. Some are based in the truth--young people spend more time on their phones and don’t seem to get involved in their communities. I see these criticisms in a different light. For some it may seem like young people spend too much time on thei...

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District FFA Officer and Valley Heights member credits FFA for helping his future

by Sara Miles / February 15, 2019

WATERVILLE, Kan. -- Keeping a large organization like FFA running takes a lot of man power. This includes student leaders stepping up and filling roles vital to the FFA. Wesley Denton of the Valley Heights FFA member currently serves as the Northeast District FFA Treasurer. This role allows him to serve as a representative for his district and to organize district activities. But one of the ...

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