MANHATTAN – Come join the discussion with Jeff Rasawehr, Ohio farmer and co-founder of Cover Crop Ranch, about integration of cover crops within a crop production system. He, plus several Kansas State University and industry experts, will discuss cover crops, pasture weed management, grazing…
NEWTON - The Kansas Water Office’s Equus-Walnut Regional Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 27 to discuss water issues affecting the basin and the state.
WINFIELD – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Kendal Frazier will headline the program at the Cowley County Livestock Association’s annual meeting and dinner on Feb. 28 at Camp Horizon, 30811 Horizon Drive in Arkansas City.
WICHITA – The Sedgwick County Extension Office is offering two youth lawn-mowing clinics on March 22. The classes will be from 9:20 to 11 a.m. and 1:20 to 3:30 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W 21st St. North in Wichita. Check-ins start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
MANHATTAN – U.S. pork producers are transitioning from using individual gestation crates to instead housing gilts and sows in groups, but it poses challenges, including the ability to monitor feed consumption. To remedy that, producers increasingly have started using electronic sow feeding (…
To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, and possibly boron in the winter. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for the environmental conditions, the nutrients needed, and the application method.
Jeff Rasawehr, of Celina, Ohio, and co-founder of Cover Crop Ranch, will present “Making a Cover Crop Your Most Valued Crop” at the Western Kansas Forage Conference on Feb. 20.
BUHLER – No bull – livestock again will take over downtown Buhler.
MINNEAPOLIS – The Grazing Risk Management meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 in the basement meeting room at the Ottawa County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Speakers include Drs. Walt Fick and Monte Vandeveer.
GYPSUM - The Central Kansas Extension District will hold a Mineral Supplements and Strategies meeting at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Gypsum Community Building in Gypsum. There is no fee. Lunch is on your own at Exit 14 Grill.
Kansas Corn is accepting applications for the second class of Kansas Corn Corps, a program for young farmers. This 16-month program provides learning and networking opportunities for young corn farmers and is sponsored by the Kansas Corn Commission and Kansas Corn Growers Association. The Ka…
DODGE CITY – The Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), which sponsors the annual 3i Show, announces the availability of scholarships to area technical colleges, vocational colleges and universities for the 2017-2018 school year.
Since January 24, the majority of Kansas has experienced warmer-than-average air temperatures for this time of the year. During the week of January 24-30, the eastern half of the state had temperatures departing from the normal by as much as 11 degrees F (Figure 1). The week of February 1-7 …
Kansas State Research and Extension will hold the 2017 Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at the K-State Salina Polytechnic Conference Center in Salina. The seminar “Successful Strategies for Enhancing Profit” is hosted by River Valley, Central Kansas, P…
DENVER — Don't delay. Don't expect help. And get used to the smell.
For most people, Jan. 1 was a relaxing holiday, complete with parades, football and bowls of black-eyed peas. For livestock producers, it was the day when a new rule went into effect placing the use of all medically important antibiotics that are administered through feed or water under vete…
MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16, in room SW229 of the Seward County Community College Student Union, at 1801 N. Kansas Ave. in Liberal. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agrib…
MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Manhattan. A social event will be held the evening of Aug. 23 with further details to follow.
FRESNO, Calif. — California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.
MANHATTAN – Negotiating the terms of seed and chemical purchases, keeping detailed farm records and considering the long-term picture are among recommendations made by Kansas State University agricultural economists in response to the historic farm-economy downturn currently occurring across…
Lane County farmer Vance Ehmke calls himself one of those guys who sees a dark cloud in front of every silver lining.
MANHATTAN – Kansas State University’s Animal Sciences and Industry Department will host Cattlemen’s Day 2017 on Friday, March 3 at Weber Hall in Manhattan. New K-State President Richard Myers will kick off the event sharing his vision for the university.
TOPEKA – USDA Rural Development Community Programs Director in Kansas, Sháne Hastings, announced that in fiscal year 2016 the agency financed 27 projects across the state totaling more than $56 million. The financing was provided by the agency’s Community Facilities Program to preserve jobs …
MANHATTAN – The third class of Leadership KFB kicked off its yearlong study program Jan. 12-14, at the Kansas Farm Bureau headquarters in Manhattan.
TOPEKA – The 20th Anniversary Equifest of Kansas, a horse event, will be held Feb. 24-26 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s dairy inspection program now offers training for milk haulers and samplers in an online format. This new format will ensure that training for these key members of the milk supply chain is consistent statewide and convenient to access.
ELKHART – The U.S. Forest Service, Cimarron National Grassland is planning prescribed pile burning in Morton County. The project may occur as early as mid – February and throughout the winter/spring as weather and fuel conditions allow for an opportunity.
MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Hays on Friday, Feb. 17, to assist farmers-market vendors and managers. This is the fourth of four regional workshops that are…
FRESNO, Calif. – California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.
Held annually to update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on hot topics and findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas State University will host the 2017 Kansas Dairy Days in Seneca on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Negotiating the terms of seed and chemical purchases, keeping detailed farm records and considering the long-term picture are among recommendations made by Kansas State University agricultural economists in response to the historic farm-economy downturn currently occurring across the U.S.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.
BRUSSELS — Dairy farmers from across the European Union have sprayed the EU's headquarters with milk powder to protest the crisis in their sector.
MANHATTAN - “Succeeding in a Challenging Beef Industry” is the theme of the 2017 Tri-State Cow-Calf Symposium and Trade Show on Feb. 10 in Goodland.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie.
MANHATTAN - Early-bird registration for the second annual Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) summer conference opened on Thursday.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced that USDA will accept over 300,000 acres in 43 states that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands enrollment, wi…
MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Olathe on Feb. 10 to assist farmers-market vendors and managers. It's the second of four regional workshops being hosted by KD…
MANHATTAN – To update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas State University will host the 2017 Kansas Dairy Days in Seneca on Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Feb. 2.
MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, the Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a session to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Water Authority (KWA) will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Inn Convention Center, 420 E. Sixth St. in downtown Topeka.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, questioned the President-elect’s nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Wednesday about the EPA’s proposal that Pretty Prairie, Kan. construct a new $2.4 million water treatment facility.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico.
Seward County Community College Agriculture Program