Business Farm General
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 25 August 2009 14:16
Employees with Drake Inc. of Waco, Neb., performed sound checks on the concrete grain elevator at Cooperative Grain and Supply in Hillsboro. Employees are working from the bottom up, and Friday had made it to about 20 feet. The job is expected to take Drake employees anywhere from two weeks to one month to complete repairs.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 August 2009 14:11
Tanner Brunner (second from left) and Cole Svoboda (second from right) of the Centre High School FFA chapter participated in the Kansas FFA District Officer Conference Aug. 15-16 at Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City. Brunner serves as vice president for the South Central District and Svoboda serves as the sentinel. They are pictured with SCD team members (from left) Hailey Roark, South Barber; Dustin Nattier, Newton; Colby Barton, Great Bend; Jordan Hildebrand, Stafford; and adviser Mike Beying, who is the agricultural education instructor and FFA adviser at South Barber. Leadership, professionalism, and focus were key emphases within the overall theme of “Leadership and Beyond” at this year’s conference.
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 18 August 2009 14:18With his wind generator turning in the background, Herb Bartel takes satisfaction with the experiment he and Nick King are running at his farm northeast of Hillsboro.
Since 1982, Nick King has installed solar thermal water and air heating systems—systems that improve the efficiency of two of the most energy-intensive processes at work in most households.
He has recently expanded his business to include the installation of wind turbines, like the one local farmer Herb Bartel recently installed.
Bartel said he and wife Patricia decided to install the generator because they believe taking quick action to limit their own dependence on carbon-based energy may help reduce the worldwide damage scientists...
Written by John Schlageck Tuesday, 04 August 2009 15:25Now that gardens across Kansas are bearing vegetables, it’s time to taste, enjoy and appreciate the fruits of our labor.
Just a few short weeks ago, many folks walked out to their machine sheds or garage and plucked a spade out of one of the dark corners or cranked up the turf tiller and headed for the garden. Springtime on the farm or in town always means preparing the soil, planting seeds and growing food.
During a typical year, most Kansans are experiencing the dog days of summer—you know blistering heat, strong southerly winds and little if any moisture. But this summer has been different in many regions of Kansas where timely rains and abundant moisture have produced 11-foot corn, beans with leaves the size of footballs and...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:20Kliewer
As part of her coursework in support of the degree she seeks from Kansas University’s pharmacy school, Greenhaw Pharmacy summer intern Mary Kliewer helped fill prescriptions, packed nursing home medications, and counseled customers throughout the month of June.
A Newton native, Kliewer graduated from Tabor with a degree in biochemistry, and has three years remaining at KU. She worked at Greenhaw during her junior and senior years as an undergraduate, but will earn course credit for her internship.
Kliewer said the internship experience she’s gaining is required for those seeking a pharmacy degree.
“They want everyone to have the experience,” she said. “Not everyone in my class has...
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