TOPEKA - The Kansas Rural Center invites women farmers or want-to-be-farmers, women landowners, and women interested in sustainable farming, food production and local food initiatives to attend a Women in Farming Workshop on Saturday, June 10, 2017. This all-day, women-only workshop and farm…

TOPEKA - The Kansas Rural Center invites women farmers or want-to-be-farmers, women landowners, and women interested in sustainable farming, food production and local food initiatives to attend a Women in Farming Workshop on Saturday, June 10, 2017. This all-day, women-only workshop and farm…

The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) recently participated in the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) GROW Green Match Day on April 21. The annual event provides opportunities for participating organizations to grow their endowment funds through GMCF while …

The Reno County Extension Master Gardeners will be hosting a lunchtime learning opportunity Barn Quilts from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Reno County Extension office located at 2 West 10th Avenue in South Hutchinson. Park behind the building and enter through the back west door.

MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture pesticide and fertilizer program recently received a grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Air to aid in the disposal of orphaned pesticide products. The grant was made possible by the U.S. Environmental Protecti…

Calling all gardeners! From the novice to the seasoned gardener, all will find tips and inspiration for their gardens at the Extension Master Gardener Garden Tour on June 2 - 4. The gardens will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Kansas Cattlemen's Association (KCA) Board of Directors annual transition took place during the April board meeting. KCA membership voted in November 2016 for members Tony Anderson and Pete Fish to replace Bill Ireland and John Ney at the expiration of their three-year terms on the board…

TOPEKA – Kansas ranchers who lost cattle, fence and other assets to wildfire this year can apply for relief funds from the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF). As of April 24, the foundation had collected $2,250,997.58 from 3,107 contributors. KLF has a proven process to equitably distribute t…

MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in Petfood Forum China in Shanghai, China, from Aug. 21-27, 2017. This conference will allow the representatives to explore export opportunities, conduct market research, and begin to establish a network o…

Growing consumer interest and trust in agriculture is a lot like managing your crops; there are much higher yields when the inputs are applied during the growing season. This is where the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) comes in. KFAC's core mission as a 501(c)(3) n…

The Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) was pleased to honor Lowell Downey of Hutchinson, with the KGFA’s most prestigious award, the Sunflower Award on April 10 at the KGFA Annual Meeting in Wichita, Kan. The Sunflower Award is given to a KGFA member who demonstrates a significant and …

MANHATTAN – “When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.” – Everett Dirksen, former senator of Illinois.

Sand County Foundation, the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) and the Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) are accepting applications until June 2 for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award. The $10,000 award honors Kansas farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntar…

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting a special event in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a focus on pollinators. Activities begin with a guided nature walk, followed by a presentation on pollinators. Guests to the event will…

MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and or…

WICHITA - The Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st N, Wichita, will hold a Tomato Growing Crash Course workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, Sunflower Room, 21st and Ridge Road in Wichita. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.

The Kansas Rural Center invites women farmers or want-to-be-farmers, women landowners, and women interested in sustainable farming, food production and local food initiatives to attend a Women in Farming Workshop on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to wildfires, hurricanes, floods, blizzards, extreme heat or extreme cold. For 2017, eligible losses m…

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Understanding cattle behavior and having a clear plan for processing them can make handling the animals less stressful, improving safety for both the animals and the handlers.