Category: Agriculture News

4-H (January 31, 2018)

◼ Caroling, gift baskets and Angel Tree gifts were the main ingredients for the Dec. 10 meeting of the Tampa Triple T’s 4-H Club at the Senior Center at Tampa. Roll call was answered by, “Your favorite Christmas movie.” After a short business meeting, a meal of chili, hot dogs, chips and a drink provided by the Rziha families, the […]

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Beef producers expecting impact with relaunch of beef slogan

Farmers and ranchers in Kansas are excited about the relaunch of the iconic, “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” brand that has captured the attention of millions of consumers and evolved as one of the top commodity food brands over the past quarter century. The relaunch began Oct. 3 with the unveiling of the new BeefItsWhatsFor­Din­ner.com website, complete with a new […]

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Now’s the time to find your best tax situation

With the new year straight ahead, there’s no better time for farmers and ranchers to take stock of where they are financially in order to put them in the best tax situation possible, according to agricultural economist Mark Dikeman. Some farmers arrive at the end of the year without a good understanding of where they are financially, said Dikeman, associate […]

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Marion-Florence officers 3rd at FFA conference

Officers of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter placed third overall at the South Central District FFA Leadership Conference Nov. 6 at Arkansas City High School. The conference consisted of three competitions in the areas of parliamentary procedure, leadership information and ritual. Marion placed second in parliamentary procedure, fourth in the FFA information contest, and sixth in the ritual contest. These rankings […]

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Centre FFA members receive American Degree

Centre FFA members receive American Degree

Kevin Lewis and Kristin Vinduska Kevin Lewis and Kristin Vinduska, members of the Centre FFA chapter, were among the 4,071 members to receive the American FFA Degree at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 25-28, in Indianapolis. Each year, the National FFA organization honors members who show the most dedication to the organization through their desire to develop […]

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Meyer receives American FFA degree at convention

Elizabeth Meyer of the Marion-Florence FFA Chap­ter received her American FFA Degree Oct. 28 at the National FFA Convention. The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have achieved a high level of success in their supervised agriculture experience and exemplify a high-commitment level to FFA. It is the highest degree an FFA member can earn, and less than […]

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Marion FFAers attend national convention

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 21-23 to attend the 90th National FFA Convention. More than 65,000 students, parents and advisors attended the event. This year’s theme was “I Can, We Will.” Members watched as awards were presented to national winners, listened to retiring addresses from the national FFA officers, and heard keynote addresses from […]

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KSU researchers say fall burning impacts weeds

Kansas State University researchers have completed a four-year study that shows late-summer burning dramatically reduces the incidence of the noxious weed sericea lespedeza in the state’s pastures. As much as one-third of the Kansas prairie is already influenced by sericea lespedeza. If widely implemented, shifting to late-summer burning could increase cattle-production income by as much as $50 million a year […]

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4-H news

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club met Nov. 12 at the Galva Com­munity Room.  The meeting was called to order by President Cash Toews. Following the flag salute and 4-H Pledge, roll call was answered by, “Which 4-H achievement are you most proud of?” Twelve members, five leaders and three guests were present. Treasurer Sage Toews gave the treasurer’s […]

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NRCS cites Nov. 17 as deadline for EQIP applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced Nov. 17, 2017, as the first cut-off date to apply for fiscal year 2018 funds through the Environ­mental Quality Incentives Program. NRCS accepts applications for EQIP on a continuous basis, but applications must be filed for these programs by Nov. 17 to be eligible for the next round of funding. […]

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