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Farm Bureau “Big Tent Reunion Tour” Planned

Todd Pittenger1 day ago
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, ...

K-State to Host Spring Crops Field Day

KSU Research and Extension2 days ago
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) – ...

USDA Hosting Virtual Listening Session

Todd Pittenger4 days ago
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 ...

K-State Crops Team Completes Successful Spring Season

KSU Research and Extension4 days ago
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, ...

Cattle Chat: Needle Size, Care Recommendations

KSU Research and Extension5 days ago
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 ...

College of Veterinary Medicine Launches New Database For Listing Externship Opportunities

Kansas State University1 week ago
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 update available externship ...

Kansas Summit On Agricultural Growth Coming in Aug.

Kansas Department of Agriculture1 week ago
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 ...

Bill to Boost Agriculture Research Funding Introduced

Todd Pittenger1 week ago
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 ...

Participate In Rural Housing Survey

Kansas Farm Bureau2 weeks ago
The Office of Rural Prosperity and Kansas Housing Resources Commission have been working on Kansas’ first comprehensive housing needs assessment in nearly 30 years. Since the study launch, work has been underway in taking the first step to more fully understanding where shortages exist in quality, affordable housing across the state. There are three ways the public can ...

Over $4 Million in Funding for Kansas Wetland Conservation

Todd Pittenger2 weeks ago
The Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded grant funding to conserve bird populations and wetlands in Kansas. According to U.S. Senator Dr. Roger Marshall, Ducks Unlimited has received a $2 million grant and $2.03 million match in funding to conserve bird populations and wetlands in Kansas. “Kansas has some of the most ...

K-State-Developed US Animal Disease ID System Receives Tyson Support

Kansas State University2 weeks ago
A national cattle identification system that was first developed at Kansas State University has received a big boost of support from one of the country's largest food companies. Tyson Fresh Meats, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., is backing U.S. CattleTrace, a system that uses ear tags with ultrahigh frequency technologies to establish a national animal ...

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