KFRR heads west to the National Western Stock Show

by Sara Miles / January 15, 2019

DENVER, Colo. -- The National Western Stock Show is taking place January 12-26 in Denver Colorado. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio will be covering the stock show and the Kansans involved. Use the players below to listen and watch interviews from the National Western Stock Show. Paul Andrews, CEO, National Western Stock Show [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploa...

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Insight: The world is my oyster

by Sara Miles / January 15, 2019

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau Self-absorbed. It’s all about me. I am the center of the universe. All these words come to mind when I see today’s endless stream of motorists talking, Tweeting, Snapchatting and Face-booking while speeding down the boulevard. This recent phenomenon has become an epidemic and it’s spreading. Harsh words? Certainly, but there are also harsh co...

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Kansas Commodity Classic brings farmers, lawmakers together in Manhattan

by Sara Miles / January 14, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Producers from around the state are invited to attend the Kansas Commodity Classic to meet face-to-face with lawmakers and and other government employees as well as commodity organizations. Taking place at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan, the Kansas Commodity Classic will be held on January 24. The events will kick off at 9:00 a.m. CST with a full schedule. Invited ...

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Kansas Rural and Independent Innovators Conference comes to Manhattan

by Sara Miles / January 14, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas Rural and Independent Innovators Conference is coming to Manhattan to help innovators and small business make crucial connections that can make their ideas a reality. The conference will take place at the Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan on January 28-29. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio's Sara Miles spoke with Alan Badgley the Director of the The Kansas SBDC Tech Innova...

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Release: Governor-elect Laura Kelly announces choice for secretaries of Agriculture, Administration

by Sara Miles / January 11, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (news release) -- Citing his 38-year career with the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA), incoming governor Laura Kelly announced Mike Beam as her choice to lead the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The governor-elect also welcomed budget expert Duane Goossen to her team as the interim Secretary of Administration. “Mike Beam and Duane Goossen have both been working to improve Kan...

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Kansas Corn Symposium Scheduled for Jan. 23 in Manhattan

by Sara Miles / January 10, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) -- Kansas corn producers are invited to the Kansas Corn Symposium to celebrate the accomplishments of Kansas Corn and look to the future on topics including ethanol, trade and research. The Symposium will be held on Jan. 23 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. All corn producers are welcome to attend the symposium. The event will begin with the KCGA Annual m...

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Cover your Acres Conference offers early-bird registration

by Sara Miles / January 8, 2019

OBERLIN, Kan. (news release) -- Have you registered for Cover Your Acres yet?  Do so by Wednesday (Jan 9) to get the early-bird rate of $45 per day or $65 for both days.  After Wednesday, the registration for a single day will increase to $65 for a single day.  Online registration is available here: www.northwest.ksu.edu/coveryouracres The conference is being held on January 15-16 in Oberlin...

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113th NWSS Kicks Off January 12th

by Sara Miles / January 7, 2019

DENVER, Colo. (news release) – The National Western Stock Show is just days away from the annual Kick-Off Parade presented by Arrow Electronics, launching the 113-year-old Colorado tradition in Denver. The historic Stock Show Parade trots through the streets of downtown Denver next Thursday, January 10, at noon. The procession will be led by parade Grand Marshal, Dana Crawford. The 2019 Nat...

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January Crop Reports Delayed

by Sara Miles / January 7, 2019

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA will have to delay its bevy of crop reports initially slated for release Jan. 11 as the partial government shutdown moves past its second week. USDA announced on its website Friday morning: "Due to the lapse in federal funding, work on National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Office of the Chief Economist -- World Agricultural Outlook Board (OCE-WAOB) reports have...

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KFRR discusses government shutdown and other topics with Congressman Marshall

by Sara Miles / January 4, 2019

GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio's Lory Williams met with Congressman Roger Marshall to discuss the government shutdown and the farm bill. Use the player below to hear the exclusive. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Marshall-Interview.mp3"][/audio]...

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