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.

WICHITA – The Sedgwick County Extension Education Center will hold the 23rd Annual Herb Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at 4-H Hall at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 21st Street North and Ridge Road in Wichita. You will learn about selecting, planting, maintaini…

Kansas producers who suffered excessive livestock death losses and grazing or feed losses due to recent wildfires may be eligible for disaster assistance programs through the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). The most important thing for producers to do at this time is to record all pertinent …

DODGE CITY – Planning has begun for the 63rd annual 3i Show organized by the Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), and exhibitor space requests are now being taken. The show will be at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City on Oct. 12-14.

MANHATTAN – Richard “Dick” Janssen of Ellsworth was named the 2017 Kansas Stockman of the Year during the 47th annual Stockmen’s Dinner in Manhattan.

Five years after the Kansas Sheep Association hosted the All-American Junior Sheep Show (AAJS) at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, they will return to Hutchinson in 2019. The board of directors recently approved the return for its 26th annual show, July 4-7, 2019, with nearly 2,000 head of shee…

TOPEKA – Twenty young ranchers from across Kansas met in Topeka Feb. 13-14 for the first installment of the 2017 Kansas Livestock Association Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health is again partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look at KLA and the…

John Stigge, from Washington, Kan., is the featured speaker for a winter workshop on Thursday, March 9, in Pretty Prairie. Soup and pie will be served at noon for the first 40 people. Stigge will speak at 12:30 p.m. The workshop will be at the Lumber Yard, 100 E. Main St. in Pretty Prairie.