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Giving back to the community with agriculture
Curran’s 23 years of teaching experience as an agriculture eduction instructor and an FFA advisor have brought him back to Girard High School, the same school he, himself graduated from in 1985.
Creating opportunities for youth in the agriculture industry
Ed·u·ca·tion [ej-oo-kay-shuhn], the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally, of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
That definition is the basis for everything K.C. Youngblood, agriculture education instructor at Columbus Unified High School in Columbus, Kansas has taught in his classroom and in the shop for the past 10 years.
Field day explores drought & antibiotics
Dealing with impacts of drought on cattle and the changing views on antibiotics, was the topic of discussion during the early beef session at the recent University of Missouri Southwest Center Field Day.
Tips for stretching the winter hay supply
Recent rains have done a lot for the crops in the fields, the forage in the pasture and the attitudes of producers, however, the drought of 2012, in many ways, has already done its damage. One of the hardest hit areas was definitely this year’s hay crop and that is easy to see when looking at the winter hay supply.
Letting the research do the teaching
When Willie J. Bressner donated over 600 acres of land in Woodson County, Kansas, to the K-State Foundation, it was donated without restrictions. However, Mr. Bressner requested that it be utilized as an experimental project to study the preservation and use of native grasses.
Finding hope in devastation's aftermath
Nestled between Vinita and Big Cabin, Oklahoma, slightly off of old Route 66 lies a little cowboy school, vet barn, and roping arena that give way to a large clear foundation sitting in the middle of a vast empty parking lot. It is in this place there once stood a church and restaurant that, not only made an impact on a community, but on a culture.
Ozark Fall Farmfest set in Springfield Oct. 5, 6, and 7
For the second year in a row folks in the four state region have been dealing with extremely dry conditions and hot temperatures making 2012 just as memorable as 2011.
The good thing is that fall is on its way, which also means that the Ozark Fall Farmfest in Springfield, Missouri is also nearing.
This year Farm Talk Newspaper and the Ozark Empire Fair will once again host Farmfest and are happy to invite everyone out to enjoy it on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 5, 6 and 7.
Field day focuses on a more profitable 2013
With this year’s corn and beans mugged by Mother Nature, farmers attending last week’s field day at the East-Central Experiment Field near Ottawa had their sights set on next year. From glyphosate resistant weed control to evaluating the economics of precision ag technologies, the presentations were geared toward more profitable production in 2013.
KLA/KSU Field Day offers information for producers
The 40th annual KLA/KSU Ranch Management Field day was held Thursday, August 16 near Lyndon, Kansas. The field day was sponsored by the Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas State University, Bayer Health Care, and Farm Credit Associations of Kansas and hosted by Rod, Lori, Clint, Candy, Darrell and Sandy Sturdy of Sturdy Farms in Lyndon.
New drought assistance offered to America's producers
As part of continuing steps by the Obama Administration to assist livestock producers in response to the historic drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted that USDA will utilize nearly $16 million in financial and technical assistance to immediately help crop and livestock producers in 19 states cope with the adverse impacts of the historic drought.
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