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Composting Uneaten Food

USDAMay 10, 2021

In 2018, only 2.6 million tons of food scraps were composted, compared to 35 million tons that went into landfills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). What are organizations doing to increase composting in the United States? This interview features insights with Frank Franciosi, executive director of the U.S. Composting Council Buzby: What’s the mission of the U.S. Compos...

Webinar Series for Small Animal Facilities

Kansas Department of AgricultureMay 10, 2021

The Animal Facilities Inspection program in the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health will host a free informational webinar series focused on small animal facilities. The webinar series will take place virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June. The webinars will cover a variety of small animal issues that are of interest to operators, manage...

Farm Bureau “Big Tent Reunion Tour” Planned

Todd PittengerMay 7, 2021

This summer Kansas Farm Bureau will be hosting the "Big Tent Reunion Tour". According to the organization, gatherings across the state will aim to reconnect with members after a challenging 2020. Plan on joining for food and fellowship with Farm Bureau members. Kansas Farm Bureau is a non-profit advocacy organization established in 1919. Almost 100 years later, KFB stands up for its member...

K-State to Host Spring Crops Field Day

KSU Research and ExtensionMay 6, 2021

After months of hosting educational events virtually because of COVID-19, K-State Research and Extension will host its Spring Crops Field Day in person on Wednesday, May 19 at its Southeast Research and Extension Center, 25092 Ness Road in Parsons. Registration is 8:30-9 a.m. for the program, which includes: Tour of Wheat Variety Plots (41 varieties) – Allan Fritz, K-State wheat breeder,...

USDA Hosting Virtual Listening Session

Todd PittengerMay 4, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning a virtual listening session for beginning farmers and ranchers to learn how COVID-19 impacted their farming operations and to get their feedback on USDA assistance. According to the agency, the listening session will take place on May 6th, 2021, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Central time. “We invite beginning farmers and ranchers to share th...

K-State Crops Team Completes Successful Spring Season

KSU Research and ExtensionMay 4, 2021

Seniors Luke Ryan and Blake Kirchhoff posted a 1-2 finish to lead the Kansas State University crops team to a first place finish at the national invitational crops contest recently. The squad jumped back into in-person competition this spring after a pause caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Ryan, who is from Solomon, Kansas, and Kirchhoff, from Hardy, Nebraska, grabbed the top two indi...

Cattle Chat: Needle Size, Care Recommendations

KSU Research and ExtensionMay 3, 2021

Anyone who’s ever received a vaccination will verify that needle size matters. And that is true with cattle as well. Kansas State University veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White took up this topic on a recent Beef Cattle Institute Cattle Chat podcast. “Many animal health products given to cattle to prevent or treat diseases are injected with a syringe and needle,” Larson said. “Se...

College of Veterinary Medicine Launches New Database For Listing Externship Opportunities

Kansas State UniversityApril 29, 2021

A new tool at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine will make it easier for veterinary practices and related pet health companies to connect with veterinary students who are seeking externship opportunities. Electronic programmers in the college just completed a searchable database that will allow veterinary clinics to maintain a permanent electronic profile and easily ...

Kansas Summit On Agricultural Growth Coming in Aug.

Kansas Department of AgricultureApril 28, 2021

Save the date for the sixth annual Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth being held Thursday, August 26, at the Manhattan Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The 2021 Summit will be a celebration of agriculture featuring discussions on common crossover topics and presentations by influential leaders in agriculture. We will also share updates on all 18 sectors of Kansas agricul...

Bill to Boost Agriculture Research Funding Introduced

Todd PittengerApril 28, 2021

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has co- introduced bi-partisan legislation which would require a five percent annual funding increase each year for the next ten years for research activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Republican Moran introduced the legislation along with Democrat Dick Durbin. According to Moran's Office, with federal agriculture research investments on the decline, th...

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