USDA Announces Disaster Declaration for Rawlins and surrounding County

by Sara Miles / February 12, 2020

SALINA – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced a Secretarial Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Rawlins and surrounding counties. “Farmers and ranchers are always at the mercy of Mother Nature,” said U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. “It is important that we provide them with the resources necessary for rebuilding and overcoming the damage done b...

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Young farmers and ranchers attend statewide leadership conference

by Sara Miles / February 10, 2020

MANHATTAN - Farmers and ranchers from across Kansas gathered in Manhattan Feb. 7-9 for the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) leaders conference. More than 575 attended the three-day Kansas Farm Bureau conference designed to maximize efficiency on family farming operations. The conference provided young ag producers between the ages of 18-35 with agricultural education, motivational s...

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KDA to Host Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops in March

by Sara Miles / February 7, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host four Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops in March 2020 to provide Kansas rural communities with resources and current business development and organizational contacts to assist with recruiting, retaining, and growing ag businesses in their communities. Workshops will be held in the following locations: ...

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Kansas PRIDE is celebrating 50 years of helping improve the state’s communities

by Sara Miles / February 6, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. - What was going on in Kansas in 1970? A new program called Kansas PRIDE was created to increase community vitality across the state. The program provides recognition, funding and leadership development for Kansas community volunteer improvement groups to celebrate their successes and address challenges unique to their community. As the Kansas PRIDE Program enters its 50th year, i...

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Kansas Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees

by Sara Miles / February 5, 2020

Do you know a Kansas farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2020 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award®. Sand County Foundation presents the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 20 states for extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. In Kansas, the $10,000 award is presented annually by ...

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Equifest of Kansas to move to Salina

by Sara Miles / January 28, 2020

SALINA , Kan. -- Equifest Fans, the location is new! Kansas Horse Council is excited to move to Salina for Equifest of KS on March 6, 7 & 8, 2020. This is THE Premier All Breed Horse Fair and Exposition opening for the 23rd consecutive year at its new location, Tony’s Pizza Events Center & Saline County Expo Center in Salina, KS! Tickets are available on site at Equifest of KS, by goi...

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Insight: Finding Your Voice

by Sara Miles / January 27, 2020

Jackie Mundt, Pratt County farmer and rancher A civics teacher once simplified the idea of politics for me to the action of deciding whom gets what and how much. This fundamental idea of dividing resources should be a concern to everyone but politics has become a subject many people avoid. The average citizen could probably provide a dozen reasons why they are not interested or involved in the ...

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National Corn Growers Association Launches New Podcast to Tell the Stories Behind the Issues

by Sara Miles / January 22, 2020

(ST. LOUIS) January 22, 2020 – Get a behind the scenes look at the corn industry and corn issues in Wherever Jon May Roam, a new podcast launched today and hosted by National Corn Growers Association CEO Jon Doggett and a cast of friends. Wherever Jon May Roam is a forum for big picture conversations about the future of farming and the corn industry. Wherever Jon May Roam launched today and ...

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K-State schedules Junior Beef, Sheep Days

by Sara Miles / January 21, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University has opened early registration for two junior producer days that will be held in late February and mid-March. The Junior Beef Producer Day will be Saturday, February 29, and the Junior Sheep Producer Day will be Saturday, March 14. The events are hosted by the K-State Youth Livestock Program; K-State Research and Extension; and the K-State Department ...

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USMCA Passes through the Senate

by Sara Miles / January 17, 2020

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