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Livestock Judging Program Revived at DC3

Lance Ziesch / Dodge City Community College3 days ago
After a 15-year hiatus, the livestock judging program is back at Dodge City Community College (DC3). Brianna Stefan, who became the new DC3 livestock judging coach in January, said she thinks the return of the program is an “absolute asset” to both the college and the community, and it offers an opportunity to “regenerate the focus ...

Study: Consumers Favor Ground Beef Over Plant-Based Alternatives

K-State Research and Extension 4 days ago
Consumers overwhelmingly chose ground beef over plant-based beef alternatives in a multifaceted study now being reported by Kansas State University researchers. Ground beef – offered with 10%, 20% and 30% fat -- was strongly preferred for taste and flavor over plant-based alternatives, and less than one-third of the respondents said they would buy the plant-based alternatives ...

Ground Water Levels Fall in Central and Western Kan.

Kansas Geological Survey5 days ago
After three years of small increases, average groundwater levels in central and western Kansas dropped during 2020 as most of the area experienced abnormally dry conditions for much of the year, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. "It was hot and dry last summer, and water levels pretty much dropped everywhere," said ...

Cattle Chat: Keeping Calves Healthy

K-State Research and Extension5 days ago
The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” coined by Benjamin Franklin rings true for many of life’s situations. And for cattle ranchers hoping to prevent calf scours from developing in the herd, prevention is key, according to the veterinarians at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute. Veterinarians Bob Larson ...

FHSU’S Collegiate Farm Bureau Developing Future AG Leaders

Diane Gasper-O’Brien / Fort Hays State University 5 days ago
The mission of Collegiate Farm Bureau is to support students engaged in agriculture, enhance members’ education, and develop future leaders for the Kansas Farm Bureau organization and agriculture industry. Members of Fort Hays State University’s chapter of Collegiate Farm Bureau are accomplishing that mission and more. All in one weekend in early February, they visited the State ...

Tired of winter? Get Out Into the Garden

Pat Melgares / K State Research and Extension 5 days ago
Like many eager gardeners, Ward Upham is about tired of winter. There’s just a certain itch to get out and work on flower and vegetable beds. Fortunately, Upham said, some early work can be done right now. “Try planting peas as soon as the soil dries and the soil temperature reaches 40 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Upham, a ...

Personalize Your Plate: March is National Nutrition Month

Pat Melgares / K State Research and Extension 5 days ago
Eating right and being healthy means something different to each person. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to what we eat,” said Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee. “Every person has their own personal nutrition needs because of health goals, family backgrounds, bodies and taste.” Blakeslee is encouraging consumers to be creative in choosing healthful foods during ...

Cattle Care in the Cold

KSAL Staff6 days ago
MANHATTAN, Kan. — After working outside on a cold winter’s day, cattle producers know there is nothing quite like coming inside to a warm house and filling their stomachs with those favorite comfort foods. And though cattle are naturally equipped to manage cold temperatures, like humans they need some extra care to make those frigid winter ...

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