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Despite the blizzard intrusion, college rodeo a success
“The show must go on.”
That was K-State Rodeo Team Coach Doug Muller Thursday morning as snow and blizzard conditions closed roads throughout the Midwest.
K-State: time to think about fertilizing pastures
Much of the nitrogen (N) applied to tall fescue and smooth bromegrass hay meadows and pastures may have already been applied in our area. However, there is still time to make a fertilizer application if needed before the cool season grasses come out of winter dormancy.
Planting seeds of doubt during the Oklahoma Soybean Expo
This year’s Oklahoma Soybean Expo stepped outside the box of typical topics to help farm folks speak up for their industry.
"Grow" with National FFA Week
Learning the FFA Motto by heart, as well as zipping up the “national blue” corduroy jacket embellished with “corn gold” embroidery is an experience generations of high school ag students across the nation have treasured. Among those time honored traditions is National FFA week.
Big “ifs” for 2013 beef profitability prospects
Profitability prospects for beef producers in 2013 will be impacted by some mighty big “ifs” looming large just over the horizon.
Warnke Farm receives award for environmental excellence
The Warnkes’ hard work has not gone unnoticed. They were recently one of six families in the United States to receive the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award during the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
“So God made a farmer.” strikes a chord
Amid the glitter and hype of the Super Bowl, a poignant affirmation of the American farmer shined as one of the media extravaganza’s most popular TV commercials.
Dodge Trucks resurrected Paul Harvey’s poetic “So God Made a Farmer” recitation to the 1978 National FFA Convention, a timeless ode to the profession of agriculture.
Becoming vegan for ag-vocacy sake
As a mascara addicted, omnivore Okie who grew up cowboy boot top deep in the beef industry, I’ve been criticized by my plant-based diet peers for my so-called “barbaric” lifestyle. I heard it over and over again but when I’d argue my side I’d always be met with the coup de grace: “How do you know? You’ve never actually tried being vegan.” And they were right. I’ve never tried to be a vegetarian, let alone a vegan.
Timmons brothers take on corn production challenges
Near Fredonia, Kan., Bob and Mike Timmons position themselves to make the most of precious precipitation and capture those big yields whenever possible.
It’s a farming fact of life that dry times are common during southeast Kansas summers so at Timmons Brothers Farms they don’t rely on luck.
“Fueling Innovations” at the 2013 Kansas Soybean Expo
Fast cars, politics and the latest industry updates all coincided to help highlight the theme of the 2013 Kansas Soybean Expo titled “Kansas Soybeans: Fueling Innovations.” Around 250 soybean producers and industry professionals gathered in Topeka at the Kansas Expocenter Jan. 9 for the event.
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