Category: Agriculture News

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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Hospital garden provides homegrown health

Hospital garden provides homegrown health

Hillsboro Community Hospital staff member Dan Schaefer takes a break from his official duties to check the progress of pepper plants in the first year community garden. “The ground was really poor this year,” Schaefer. “We’re going to compost it and till it in, and maybe expand our garden a little bit more. I hope it gets bigger and better.” […]

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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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