Business Farm General
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:09The Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Wheat Alliance and Kansas Crop Improvement Association announced last week that collectively, they will fund more than $1.4 million dollars in wheat research for the 2014 fiscal year.
The research awards are for scientists with Kansas State University in Manhattan and Hays. The 2014 fiscal year runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Research funding comes from one-and-a-half cents collected on every bushel of wheat sold in the state through the Kansas...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:03Pheasants Forever will be hosting a workshop Thursday, May 8, for landowners who would like to learn more about the upcoming Conservation Reserve Program signup.
The meeting will be at 1 p.m. in the basement of Marion City Hall. Pheasants Forever will serve refreshments.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will have its CRP general signup from May 20 through June 14. CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits.
Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resource-conserving ground cover to control soil erosion, improve water and air quality and develop wildlife habitat.
In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:57
Jacob Cope, president of the Marion/Florence FFA chapter, accepts a donation of $1,107 from Jim Fink, owner of Clark Farm & Home in Strong City. The business joined forces with Red Brand for the donation through the Red Brand Home Grown program. This is the second year Clark Farm & Home has donated to the Marion/Florence FFA. In all, more than 700 FFA chapters nationwide receive annual funding from the Home Grown program.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:55A desire to continue working toward her personal mission statement —“to promote home, school and public environments which encourage children to develop into happy, healthy and productive members of our community”—led Patricia Wilson, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, to join Prairie View’s staff.
She comes to Prairie View with 26 years of experience providing psychological and psycho-educational services to children, adults and families. She earned her master of education and specialist in education degrees from Wichita State University.
“As a young college student searching for a career path, I was able to have educational experiences which exposed me to a wide variety of children from different backgrounds and with...
Written by Frank J. Buchman Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:52“Our children are actually the ones responsible for starting our Red Angus herd.”
While that’s not real uncommon, few if any operations have grown as rapidly in size and quality as Wildcat Creek Ranch east of Peabody.
Clarifying that initial remark, owner Klee Robert Watchous (whose first name is pronounced “Clay”), at his Newton headquarters office, said, “We got into the Red Angus business, along with horses, hogs, even rabbits, really, because our children wanted to show animals in 4-H.”
It was just a bit more than three years ago when Watchous’ oldest son, Kale, then 11, was at a Red Angus sale with his grandpa, Dale Phares, and called Dad to see if he could buy a pair of heifers.
Verifying that Phares, his...
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