Category: Agriculture News

Perennial wheat? Land Institute continues search

Annual wheat is grown on more acres than any other grain crop, at 548 million acres worldwide, followed by corn at 445 million acres and rice at 399 million acres. It accounts for 20 percent of human food calories and more protein calories than any other grain. The Land Institute, based in Salina, established the perennial wheat program in 2001 […]

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4-H News (September 13, 2017)

• The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club held its August meeting and pool party at the Hillsboro city pool Aug 20. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Cash Toews. Following the flag salute and 4-H pledge, roll call was answered by, “What is your favorite sport?” Nine members, two leaders and six guests were present at the […]

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McPherson County Farm Bureau annual meeting is Aug. 28

All McPherson County Farm Bureau members are invited to attend the organization’s annual meeting planned for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas. The evening will include a dessert bar and all attendees will have the opportunity to have a special tour of the museum. There is no charge for the evening. The business meeting […]

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County Extension office features new personnel

County Extension office features new personnel

Tristen Cope, the new family and consumer science agent for Marion County, looks over the shoulder of her office partner, Jana Miller, who is the new office manager at the county office. Marion County has two new employees at the Marion County K-State Research and Extension office in Marion. Born and raised in Marion County, Tristen Cope, 24, was hired June […]

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Couple presents $2,500 donation for Centre FFA through Monsanto

Couple presents $2,500 donation for Centre FFA through Monsanto

Francis and Mary Jirak (front row, far right) present a check to Centre High School FFA member Grace Knepp as a $2,500 donation through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to support rural farming communities. The program, launched in 2010, gives farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit organization, […]

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Centre ag instructor selected for AII event

Laura Klenda, ag education instructor for Cen­tre schools, was selected to attend an Agriscience Inquiry Institute facilitated by the National Association of Agricul­tural Educators in Junction City, July 9-12. Hosted by state vocational agriculture teacher associations from Colo­rado, Neb­raska and Kan­sas, the tri-state event focused on improving agriscience teachers’ ability to incorporate scientific teaching metho­dology, problem solving and inquiry-based learning […]

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Deadline for FSA county committee is Aug. 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting is reminding farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. County committees are comprised of farmers and ranchers elected by other producers in their communities to guide the delivery of farm programs at the local level. Committee members […]

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Finally, some good news for Kansas agriculture

by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau “When you tell a landlord the wheat made 80 bushels-per-acre and you’re going to double crop beans on his (recently) harvested land, they get a big smile on their face,” says Kris Bogart. Now that’s good news. The kind a Kansas land­owner welcomes but doesn’t hear often. Not because his or her tenant doesn’t […]

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4-H News (July 19, 2017)

n The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H club met in the Galva Community Room on Sunday, June 25. The meeting was called to order by Reed Wiens, club president. Following the flag salute and 4-H Pledge, roll call was answered by, “It’s National Safety Month, name one safety tip.” Present were 18 members, five leaders and 13 guests. Club officers then […]

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Wheat yields mostly good for county harvesters

Wheat yields mostly good for county harvesters

The Marion County wheat harvest was in full swing last week, including this combine harvesting a field at the intersection of 160th and Nighthawk. Dick Tippin, grain coordinator at Cooperative Grain & Supply, said with dry weather this week most farmers could be done with the 2017 harvest. The 2017 wheat harvest appears to be off to a good start […]

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